Small Bites; Big Threats

There has recently been some press regarding Lyme disease transmitted by black legged ticks. “Vector-borne diseases” are infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and parasites that living creatures carry and pass on to other living creatures. Disease carriers,...

Immunization across the Nation

National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April to highlight and recognize the importance of immunization.  Immunization is one of the most important and cost-effective public health innovations of the...

Cough and Cold

A variety of over the counter (OTC) products exist to treat symptoms.  While they do not alter the course of the cold, they may help to relieve symptoms.  By using an OTC medication, you can get over a...

Let’s Take Infection Control Viral

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 air...