5 Tips for Healthcare Providers to Help Babies Exposed to Zika

Zika infection during pregnancy can cause severe health problems and babies such as birth defects and nervous system problems. A recent study showed that about one in seven babies born to mothers with possible Zika infection during pregnancy had a birth defect or other neurodevelopmental disability potentially related to Zika. Although we are still learning…

Get Smart About Antibiotics: For Healthcare Professionals

[Victoria] Hi. My name is Victoria Nahum. And, I know a lot about antibiotic resistance. I know because in 2006, my stepson Joshua died from an antibiotic-resistant infection he caught from receiving medical care during a hospital stay. He was only 27. Please watch the short, informative video that follows on how you, as a…

Inside Story – The ill state of Afghanistan’s healthcare

an aid organization draws a bleak picture of the health care system in Afghanistan Doctors Without Borders says access to health care fails to meet people’s means and is only influenced by political and military considerations so what have years of international aimed at investment achieved in Afghanistan this insightful and welcome to the program…

CDC media briefing on healthcare-associated infections, March 26, 2014

>>>GOOD MORNING. I’M BARBARA REYNOLDS. WE’LL BEGIN IN JUST ONE MINUTE. FOLLOWING A BRIEF VIDEO.>>>On any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients have an infection caused by their medical care. Almost half of these patients are 65 or older. There are 5 places where patients are most likely to get infections: in the…

COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Animation.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a PROGRESSIVE inflammatory lung disease characterized by INCREASING breathing difficulty. Other symptoms include cough, most commonly with mucus, chest tightness and wheezing. COPD develops as a result of LONG-TERM exposure to irritants such as smoke, chemical fumes or dusts, and may go UNNOTICED for years. Most people show…

Vaccines for Lyme Disease – Past, Present, and Future

>>Operator: Welcome. And thank you for standing by. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode for the duration of today’s conference. Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. And now I’d like to turn today’s meeting over to Dr. Ben Beard, CDC. Thank…