Tag: infection control

Roundup: COVID-19 Shutdowns Prevented 60 Million Infections;...

Lockdowns, Social-Distancing Policies Prevented Millions of Additional COVID-19 Cases, New Study Finds Policies involving lockdowns, sheltering-in-place and social distancing helped...

June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Cleanup: The Proper Way of Discarding...

The good news: People are increasingly wearing gloves and masks, or home-made face coverings, in public to protect themselves and...

April 22, 2020

Baptist Health Experts Offer Guidance, Protection Tips...

Baptist Health South Florida featured a panel discussion Wednesday about the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. As questions and concerns...

March 5, 2020

Cold vs. Flu: The Lowdown on Upper...

“Upper respiratory infections” is how many physicians refer to the type of illness that is the No. 1 reason for...

December 26, 2019

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

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Suicide rates in the U.S. are rising, experts say, and the coronavirus pandemic may be to blame. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...

Vascular Disease Awareness: Facts on the...

An unobstructed flow of nutrient-rich blood is necessary for preventing both heart and vascular diseases, and it is the vital link they share. But it’s...

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Ignoring persistent back pain is not a good idea, because you never know if it’s your body’s signal that something serious is causing your discomfort....

Aneurysms: A Talk With A Pioneering...

An aneurysm, or ballooning of an artery, is often called a silent killer because it develops without any symptoms. Most aneurysms are discovered by accident during...

New Study: Aim for 7,000-10,000 Steps...

Logging in your daily steps on any of a multitude of apps available has become a common practice, even during the pandemic. But are 10,000...

Men, Cancer and Fertility: Overcoming Challenges...

The most common cancers that affect men — primarily testicular and prostate cancers — can cause significant fertility problems that affect their ability to father...

COVID-19 Roundup: FDA Panel Recommends Pfizer...

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Pfizer Third Doses to Those 65 & Older, and Those at High Risk An advisory panel of experts for the U.S....

Latest Case Against Too Many Sugary...

Sugary drinks fuel weight gain and the U.S. obesity epidemic among adults and children, elevating the risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases, physicians, dietitians...

Spotlight on Thyroid Cancer, An Increasingly...

When actress Sofia Vergara recently opened up on television about her experience with thyroid cancer, she helped shine a spotlight on this increasingly common cancer....

Veins and Vein Diseases Explained

Blood vessels are like pipes that carry blood throughout the body. While arteries carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the organs, our veins have...