Tag: infection control

Do You Know If You Need A...

As the measles outbreak continues to spread in many states, public health officials are urging parents to vaccinate their kids...

May 6, 2019

Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise — Here’s...

Antibiotics used as frontline treatment to fight bacterial infections have saved millions of lives, but a new report is raising...

November 14, 2018

Roundup: Skin Cancer, Kratom and Childhood Obesity

U.S. Health Experts Urge Skin Cancer Counseling for Kids, Young Adults Doctors should advise families early on about skin cancer...

April 6, 2018

Top 7 Germiest Public Places (Infographic)

Keeping your hands clean after proper washing is the best protection against getting sick or spreading illness, according to public...

December 4, 2017

Standing Water: Protect Your Family From Infections,...

In addition to street flooding from seasonal rainstorms, South Florida gets an extra dose of standing water throughout October and...

October 9, 2017

Roundup: U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declining But...

A new report finds that 25 percent fewer adults died from cancer in 2014, compared to 1991. That means that...

September 22, 2017

Pet Reptiles: The Hidden Danger for Kids...

When Jody Nobles’ four-week old daughter, Lilly, had a high fever, little did she know what caused her daughter to...

June 21, 2017

Most Children Who Died From Flu Were...

Most children who died from the flu during a recent four-year period were not vaccinated against the virus, U.S. Centers...

April 5, 2017

Zika Virus 2017: What You Need to...

With South Florida's rainy season and summer on the horizon, Baptist Health South Florida brought together some of the region's...

April 4, 2017

Miami-Dade Rabies Alert: What You Need to...

Health officials have set off the first rabies alert in the area in 16 years after two rabid raccoons were...

March 6, 2017

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Roundup: Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart...

Cancer Survivors may be at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Researchers Say More people than ever are surviving cancer because of advancements in treatment and...

Contact Lens Health Requires Your Focus

More than 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. For the most part, they are convenient and easy-to-use during work or play. While...

‘Severe’ Lung Disease Cases Linked to...

Potential health risks associated with “vaping” have intensified with reports of serious lung illnesses in at least 14 states that public health officials say may...

Back-to-School Nutrition: Start With a Healthy...

Summer is over and school is in session. For parents, this means getting packed lunches ready every morning or relying on school cafeterias to provide...

High Anxiety — Kids, School and...

What to look for in your child, and how you can help. With the new school year comes plenty of stress and anxiety for both...

Roundup: Social Media and Teen Health;...

Heavy Social Media Use Hurts Teen’s Mental Health A new study suggests social media use may harm the mental health of teenagers by increasing their...

#Healthy Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with...

Pork chops are an excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Eating a lean cut of pork, such as tenderloin, loin roast...

A Healthy Lunchbox: As Easy As...

Lunch is an important time for kids to refuel their minds for classroom success as well as for after-school sports. Here are simple tips for...

Aggressive Therapy Keeps Athletic Dreams on...

Max Diaz’s entire future hinged on how well — and how quickly — he could recover from a catastrophic elbow dislocation. A champion high school...

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges, Debunking Common Myths

While breastfeeding is a natural process, it can be daunting, especially for a new mom. However, breastfeeding provides unmatched health benefits for both mothers and...