Young man suffering at home with an infusion bag

I’ll Take My Infusion – To Go!

By: Steve Bond You go to the emergency department; you don’t feel well, you have a fever, and they diagnose that you have an infection and recommend a course of antibiotics. Seems simple enough, the doctor can call...

Infection Control-Unite and Conquer

National Infection Prevention Week (NIPW) takes place the third week of October each year. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety. I hardly need to remind you how quickly...

Spring is Rosacea Season! By Mahdi

Rosacea (“roh-ZAY-sha”) is a skin condition that mainly affects the cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. It is a chronic condition with flareups and remissions but is treatable. Rosacea must be diagnosed by a doctor, preferably a dermatologist. It...
Three white button mushrooms with one sliced in half.

Fungal Infections: Not Mushroom for Error

I wanted to write something reflective of myself and thought I am a fun guy. My topic was born as I use the pun fun guy and fungi. A fungus (Plural Fungi) belongs to a group of microorganisms...

Influenza – Take Your Shot

Human influenza or “the flu” is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. It typically starts with a headache, chills and cough. This is followed rapidly by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and fatigue, running nose, sneezing, watery...

Can I Mingle when I have the Shingles?

You know, over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a number of patients, family and friends dealing with, or talking about, shingles.  Often the questions are about passing it to other people and whether they should quarantine themselves. Shingles,...