Tag: infectious disease

Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked Lung...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza...

November 29, 2019

Roundup: HPV-Linked Anal Cancer Rates Rise; Mosquito-borne...

HPV-Linked Anal Cancer Cases, Deaths Climb Dramatically 2001-2015, Study Says Anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV),...

November 22, 2019

Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Pose Bigger Threat Than Earlier...

Doctors and public health officials have increasingly sounded the alarm about antibiotic resistant “superbugs” and their growing threat. Now, a...

November 14, 2019

Measles Can Erase Immune System’s Memory, Resulting...

Measles is one of the most contagious viruses in the world, and beyond flu-like symptoms and a rash that begins...

November 5, 2019

Low Vaccination Rates During Pregnancy Leave New...

More than half of pregnant women in the U.S. – 65 percent – have not received “two safe and effective...

October 15, 2019

Roundup: CDC Warns of Record-High STDs; Dog...

Public Health Officials Warn of ‘Severe Health’ Issues from Record High STDs U.S. public health officials are warning adults of...

October 11, 2019

Roundup: Mosquito-Borne Illness Advisory; More Ex-Smokers Face...

Third Case of Mosquito-Borne Dengue Confirmed in Miami-Dade Another locally transmitted case of dengue fever has been confirmed in Miami-Dade...

August 30, 2019

Roundup: Cancer Survivors Face Higher Heart Disease...

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

August 23, 2019

Hepatitis-A Health Alert: What You Need to...

The Florida Surgeon General has declared a public health emergency in response to the state’s rising cases of Hepatitis A,...

August 5, 2019

Facts About ‘Flesh-Eating Bacteria’ and Precautions You...

After two cases of “flesh-eating bacteria” infections were reported recently from contact with waters off Florida’s west coast and panhandle,...

July 8, 2019

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Roundup: Prediabetes Rising in Young People;...

Prediabetes Rising Among Young Adults, Adolescents, New Study Finds Nearly a quarter of young adults, ages 19 to 34, and a fifth of adolescents, ages...

‘Stents vs. Drugs’ Debate: Shared Decision-Making...

Recent headlines across the nation have referred to a major new study that compared procedures to unclog blocked arteries using stents to a medication-only approach....

Toy Safety 2019: Latest on Hazards,...

Despite the year-round toy safety campaign against unsafe toys by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and private organizations, products are still sold that...

Challenges of Pancreatic Cancer (with Infographic)

Those who are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer usually face many questions, fears and emotions. Pancreatic cancer makes up just 3 percent of cancers in the...

Tips for Defeating Acid Reflux Naturally

GERD, known mostly as “acid reflux,” is the most common reason Americans are referred to gastroenterologists, doctors who specialize in disorders of the digestive system....

Roundup: Flu Season Picking Up; Vaping-Linked...

Flu Season is Picking Up in Some States, But Not Too Late to Get Flu Shot, CDC Says Seasonal influenza (the flu) in the U.S....

#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Berry Chia Seed...

This 10-minute Berry Chia Jam is quick and easy to make. The jam is thickened with chia and is not only nutritious but delicious. It’s a...

Prescribed, Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil to...

There is mounting evidence that prescribing high doses of purified EPA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, can prevent heart attacks and strokes...

Q&A on Living With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a progressive lung disease that damages the airways in your lungs and makes...

Roundup: HPV-Linked Anal Cancer Rates Rise;...

HPV-Linked Anal Cancer Cases, Deaths Climb Dramatically 2001-2015, Study Says Anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted...