Tag: infections

When Does a Runny Nose Require Medical...

After two or three days, clear mucus may change to a white, yellow, or green color. This is is usually...

January 21, 2020

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

Why Everyday Should Be ‘Hand Hygiene Day’

Good health is in your hands. Washing your hands properly and frequently is the best way of protecting you and...

May 4, 2017

Fungus Among Us: Are You at Risk?

There’s a fungus out there that doesn’t want to be cured. Similar to how some bacterial infections have become resistant...

January 26, 2017

Watch Now: Contact Lens Safety Tips

Leonard Feldman, M.D., an ophthalmologist with the Baptist Eye Surgery Center at Sunrise, offers tips on preventing eye infections due...

July 21, 2015

CDC: Flu Hits Epidemic Level; Tips for...

The CDC’s assessment of an "epidemic" flu level is based on reports of high rates of “influenza-like illness” from Florida...

January 5, 2015

CDC: Chance of Severe Flu Season, Toy...

The 2014-2015 flu season could be “severe,” and much of the influenza virus already in circulation has mutated and is...

December 5, 2014

Overusing Antibiotics?

Unfortunately, a widespread and growing misuse of antibiotics is posing a potential threat that may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections,...

June 13, 2014

Flu Hitting More Younger Adults, Middle-Aged, CDC...

An estimated 60 percent of U.S. deaths from influenza this season were in people 24 to 64 years old, compared...

February 21, 2014

Dementia May Signal Pneumonia in Elderly

More frequently, elderly patients in the 70s, 80s and older are seeing their doctors and finding out that fresh episodes...

February 14, 2014

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Roundup: Immunocompromised Eligible for Additional Booster;...

More People, Especially the Immunocompromised, are Eligible for Additional Vaccine Doses as Omicron Cases Surge Eligibility for boosters expanded this month, with the U.S. Centers...

Resolve to Take Care of Your...

Self-care – and learning how to make it a part of your daily life – plays a key role in maintaining good mental health, and...

Knee and Hip Arthritis: Self-Assessment and...

Could the pain you are feeling be arthritis? Francisco J. Garcia, physician assistant at the arthritis clinic at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, answered...

Omicron Wave Woes: COVID-19 in 2022

New year, new COVID surge. The Omicron variant has swept across the country, bringing with it new questions about testing, symptoms, quarantine guidelines, boosters, treatments,...

Dealing with Omicron Surge: Baptist Health...

The Omicron variant, much more transmissible than the previously dominant Delta strain, has yet to peak in South Florida and across the nation, as hospitals...

The Promise of Precision Medicine Means...

Author: Michael J. Zinner, M.D., CEO and executive medical director of Miami Cancer Institute. Marked by the continued presence of COVID-19, 2021 was a milestone...

Annual Screenings, Early Diagnosis Help South...

Jacqueline “Jackie” Modia – wife, mother, bank branch manager and South Miami resident – did everything right when it came to her health. Annual visits...

Getting Back on Track With Your...

Did you fall off the healthy-habits wagon over the holidays? Don’t beat yourself up. And don’t give in to the lure of fad diets or...

Roundup: Pfizer Booster Approved for Kids...

FDA, CDC: Pfizer Booster Shots for Kids 12-15, and Less Time Between 2nd and 3rd Shots for Everyone The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Heart-Rhythm Tracking Devices are Very Popular...

A relatively new software algorithm developed for wearable devices, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, can detect irregular heart rhythms. A new study of nearly...