Posts Tagged: virus

Handwashing 101

With coronavirus it’s more essential now than ever before to practice and maintain good hand hygiene. Just about everything we come in contact with everyday harbors bacteria, viruses and germs — doorknobs, keyboards, cell phones, elevator buttons, faucet handles, shopping carts, gas pumps. With germs lurking everywhere it’s important to ensure good hand hygiene to…
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Preventing asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission

As weeks of social distancing wear on, many are feeling the urge to get back to their normal routines. And for those who don’t feel sick, it might be tempting to relax that rules a bit. But public health experts say that’s the worst thing we can do right now, as it is now estimated…
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Why can’t I visit a baby in the NICU?

Throughout late fall, winter and early spring, the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) in the hospital is often limited to parents and grandparents. Brothers and sisters may be eager to meet their new best friend, but this time of year is RSV season, which can be life threatening to our tiniest patients. Respiratory Syncytial Virus,…
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“Below the Belt” cancers need our attention!

September marks Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month – a time to raise awareness for ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. In the United States, more than 107,000 women will be diagnosed with gynecologic cancer this year. For many years, awareness campaigns have focused on ovarian cancer awareness.  Although ovarian cancer has the highest rate of…
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Mosquitoes can bring illness with the itching

Mosquitoes are as much a part of summertime as hot temperatures and outdoor picnics. But parents should be aware that preventing mosquito bites in children is important for their long-term health. Besides making your kids uncomfortable, mosquito bites can cause an allergic reaction in some children, resulting in welts, lesions, bruises, a burning, itching sensation…
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