November 18-24 is US Antibiotic Awareness Week
Health Alert Network - Update on Managing Monkeypox in Patients Receiving Therapeutics
US Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives participating organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance. Read more
Monkeypox cases have declined since mid-August 2022 in the United States, however new cases, including clinically severe cases, continue to occur. While there are currently no treatments specifically approved for monkeypox, therapeutics developed for patients with smallpox have been deployed during the current outbreak. Continue reading
CDC Food Safety - Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely
Turkey and its juice can be contaminated with germs that can make you and your family sick. Raw turkey can contain Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter and other germs. Whether you’re cooking a whole bird or a part of it, such as the breast, you should take special care to prevent food poisoning. Click here to check out the six steps to safely store, thaw, handle, cook and reheat your turkey.
RSV Hospitalization Rate for Seniors is 10 Times Higher Than Usual for This Point in The Season
The respiratory virus season has started early in kids this year and flooded children’s hospitals in many parts of the country, especially with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Adults can get RSV, too. Although RSV does not typically send as many adults to the hospital, it can be a serious and even deadly disease for seniors and people with underlying health conditions. Continue reading
Flu Cases Continue to Rage Across the US While Vaccination Rates Lag
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that, so far this season, influenza has already claimed 1,300 lives in the US and also estimates there have been at least 2.8 million illnesses and 23,000 hospitalizations. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths for the flu have now almost doubled since the week prior, for the second week in a row. Read more
A Sliver of Liver Needed for Dr. Donald Jenkins, A Veteran, Trauma Surgeon and Champion of Whole Blood
Dr. Don was recently diagnosed with liver failure and is now on the liver transplant list. Please keep Don in your thoughts and prayers. If you think you would like to know more information or even entertain becoming a living donor, click here.