Tags Infectious disease

infectious disease

sick woman flu

Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Flu Season

Here's are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the flu to help you get through the 2017-2018 flu season.
healthcare black woman nurse

A Nurse’s Guide for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Nurses are at risk of catching cold and flu bugs because of their close proximity to sick patients. Here are some tips for nurses to help reduce that risk.
world aids day

Honor Those We’ve Lost – Get Tested on World AIDS Day

Today, after nearly three-quarters of a million American citizens have been tragically taken from us, we are at now at a place where we can finally bring an end to AIDS. Medical and diagnostic advances are helping make this vision a reality.
Zoe Keating TedMed17 (1200 x 900)

TedMed17: Chimpanzee Politics, Ebola, Music after Heartbreak

Day 1 of TedMed 2017 featured talks on chimpanzee politics, the sad aftermath of the Liberian Ebola epidemic, and new music created by Zoe Keating after her tragic loss.
death patient hand bed hospital

My First Patient, My First Death

A young medical student tells a story of her first patient and her experience in witnessing her death.
teen vaccine hpv

Yes, Your Teen Needs Vaccines, Too

Unity Consortium's survey found that almost all parents of teens know it's important to address health topics like drugs, STDs, and sleep, but less than 80% say getting vaccinated is important.
infant vaccination

The Critical Ingredient to the Success of Vaccination Programs

The success of vaccination programs depends on being familiar with the bitter lessons of our continuous struggle with epidemic infectious diseases.

Extreme Grooming of Pubic Hair is Linked to Increased STI Risk

Researchers from UCSF have found an association between pubic hair grooming and sexually transmitted infections.
Sick woman in fall autumn park sneezing in tissue. Ill girl caught cold flu outdoor. Rhinitis or allergy. Health care. (Adobe Stock) 1100 × 733

What You Need to Know About Fall Allergies, Colds, and Flu

There are natural and over-the-counter alternatives to taking antibiotics (which are ineffective) for colds and flu.