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: How Much is Too Much...

More Than 5 Cups of Coffee a Day May Be Too Much, Researcher Say Previous studies have found that drinking coffee is healthy, with one...

High Blood Pressure: Knowing Your Risk,...

By now, you would think that most people are aware of the risks associated with high blood pressure, including heart disease and stroke – the...

Healthy Recipe: Easy Balela Salad

May is International Mediterranean Diet month. There is compelling scientific evidence that following a Mediterranean style of eating reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer,...

B.E.S.T. Responders Tend to Stroke Patients...

To say that time is critical for stroke patients coming into the ER is an understatement. The team of healthcare professionals at Baptist Hospital, working...

Cancer and Nutrition: ‘Individualized Approach’ is...

For people with cancer and cancer survivors, nutrition is a crucial but often underestimated part of treatment and ongoing patient care. Both the disease and...

Stroke Questions Answered: Why are Rates...

Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death for adults in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability, according to the American...

Changing Lives Through Day of Smiles...

Doctors and clinical staff at Baptist Children’s Hospital will once again come together for the 18th Annual Day of Smiles, offering life-changing plastic surgeries for...

Roundup: Heart Failure Deaths Rising; Alcohol-Related...

Deaths from Heart Failure Rising Among Younger U.S. Adults, Research Says Fueled in part by the prevalence of obesity and diabetes, more U.S. adults are...

Uterine Fibroids: More Advanced Treatment Options

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, often affecting women during their childbearing years.  Fibroids can be smaller than...

FDA Approves Device for Heart Valve...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new device, the Lotus Edge, to better assist doctors when replacing aortic valves using a...