Tag: infections

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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