Tag: infectious disease

Baby Boomers Most at Risk for Hepatitis...

Despite breakthrough drugs that changed the prognosis for patients with hepatitis C over the last decade, disease-related deaths remain at...

August 9, 2016

Watch Now: Zika Prevention Linked to Mosquito...

Miami-Dade County mosquito control officials have launched a “Drain and Cover” campaign that encourages all residents to drain standing water...

June 14, 2016

One-Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are ‘Unnecessary,’ CDC...

Most of these unnecessary antibiotics are prescribed for respiratory conditions caused by viruses – including common colds, and viral sinus and...

May 4, 2016

Tuberculosis: Why Is TB Still a Threat?

The disease remains a serious threat for some, especially for people living with AIDS or those who are HIV-positive, and...

March 24, 2016

Hepatitis C: Facts and Treatment (Video)

Caption: Neal Rakov, M.D., of Mariners Hospital, speaks about diagnosis and treatment of chronic Hepatitis C infection, a liver disease....

February 17, 2016

News Roundup: Health Officials Monitor Zika Virus...

Florida health officials are preparing for the potential spread of the Zika virus in South Florida, with Gov. Rick Scott...

February 5, 2016

News Roundup: Spread of Zika Virus ‘Alarming,’...

In its first major statement on the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said it will convene an emergency meeting...

January 29, 2016

Potential Health Hazards from Energy Drinks, Liquid...

Energy drinks can pose a health risk to younger children who may not be able to handle the amount of...

November 21, 2014

Ebola Preparedness: FIU Expert Stresses Vigilance, Education...

(VIDEO: Dr. Aileen Marty talks about the importance of containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus) A wide range...

October 24, 2014

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You’re in good company if, in the middle of your tennis game, you feel an unmistakable wetness in your pants. Urinary incontinence, or involuntary urine...

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You’ve probably heard it before, but it cannot be stressed enough — strokes are dangerous and can be deadly. Stroke is the No. 5 killer...