Tag: infectious disease

Wearing Face Masks or ‘Cloth Coverings’ Helps...

The required use of face masks could slow the spread of the coronavirus by as much as 40 percent daily,...

June 19, 2020

Roundup: COVID-19 on Surfaces — CDC Clarifies;...

CDC Clarifies Advice on Cleaning, Disinfecting Surfaces to Prevent COVID-19 Spread The primary mode of COVID-19 spread is through respiratory...

May 29, 2020

Q&A on Coronavirus and Kids: What Parents...

Earlier this week, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, M.D., observed: “One interesting feature of this novel coronavirus pandemic is that...

May 8, 2020

Coronavirus Roundup: COVID-19’s Neurological Symptoms; Obesity as...

Headaches and More Serious Neurological Issues Seen in Some COVID-19 Cases, Study Finds New research, which was published in the...

April 17, 2020

Coronavirus and Your Immune System: How the...

As researchers around the world work feverishly to develop a vaccine and drug treatments, our own bodies’ immune systems are...

April 17, 2020

Coronavirus Roundup: First CDC Study of U.S....

First U.S. Study of COVID-19 Patients Confirms Older Patients at Highest Risk, CDC Says In a new report, the U.S....

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus Q&A: Facts You Need to be...

It’s important that everyone gets accurate information about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19. Baptist Health South Florida has put...

March 19, 2020

Can COVID-19 Spread Via Swimming Pools?

In South Florida, the weather is already warm enough for swimming pool activities, especially as kids are out of school...

March 18, 2020

Coronavirus and Surfaces: Know This Before Grabbing...

By just touching a contaminated surface, you won’t get the Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19. But health officials and infectious...

March 17, 2020

Elbow Bumps Instead of Handshakes: ‘Social Distancing’...

In the new age of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the concept to keep in mind is “social distancing” — which should...

March 11, 2020

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Mask Acne: Treating ‘Maskne’ Involves Lots...

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, face masks are now an integral part of our lives – especially in South Florida where leaders are cracking...

Doctors Report Critical Need for Blood...

People who have recovered from the coronavirus are in high demand. Or their plasma is, at least. That’s because their plasma contains antibodies to the...

Retired Dolphin Kim Bokamper: Back Surgery...

Retired Pro Bowl linebacker, Kim Bokamper, saw no other choice than to go through with the back surgery that would ultimately return him to a...

Getting Back to the Gym? Here’s...

Gyms and fitness centers have started to open up again in South Florida under tighter requirements involving mask wearing and social distancing. That means a...

Talking with Your Kids About the...

A global pandemic. Lives and jobs lost. Schools closed. Routines disrupted. For many families, 2020 will be remembered as the year their world was turned...

Roundup: COVID-19’s ‘Airborne’ Risk; Update on...

Scientists Urge More Focus on ‘Airborne’ Transmission of COVID-19 COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets from an infected person who coughs,...

Q&A on Wearing a Mask: It’s...

COVID-19 cases are surging, and so, too, are myths and misinformation about one of the most effective steps people can take to protect themselves from...

Your Lungs Aren’t the Only Thing...

Although our respiratory system may be the primary target of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, there is growing consensus within the medical community that the...

Hand and Wrist Surgeon Relieves Pain,...

With South Florida’s year-round warm weather, outdoor sports like golf, tennis and running are always popular – especially now as many of us begin to...

Need-to-Know Facts About Dehydration, Heat Exhaustion...

Even by South Florida standards, Miami-Dade has been extraordinarily hot this summer, breaking several daily records for high temperatures throughout June. The higher temperatures result...