Infectious Diseases News
Video: PA Live: Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer November 20, 2017
20 Nov 2017 at 1:44pm
Folks with COPD are at greater risk for contracting a lung disease known as NTM. Surprisingly everyone encounters NTM during their daily live. Dr. Shannon Kasperbauer, an infectious disease physician, joins us to alert and educate patients with COPD about the risks.
Video: Closed PODs Drill Prepares Mesa County for Pandemic
16 Nov 2017 at 4:05pm
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.
When a worldwide pandemic strikes -- what does one do during a state of emergency to protect their family?
With a drill that they held on Thursday, Hilltop and Mesa County Public Health are at the forefront in the event a pandemic creates pandemonium.
Both Hilltop and MCPH acted as both the screening and health services as part of their drill.
Services provided during the event of a pandemic include distribution of medications, vaccines, and first aid.
The Closed PODs, also known as "Closed Points of Dispensing" work as areas of isolation to quarantine any fatal diseases related to a potential pandemic.
"If it were a real event, we would be responsible for vaccinating and medicating the entire population of Mesa County and we just don't have the numbers to do that because there's a lot of people in this valley. The more Closed PODs we can set up and help organizations like Hilltop set up something like this, the less pressure there is for us to take care of everybody," says Jen Stepleton, the Emergency Preparedness & Response Specialist for Mesa County Public Health.
Mesa County Public Health says by organizations screening and vaccinating their own staff and clients, it helps alleviate the number of people that would need to be seen by doctors and hospitals in the event of an actual pandemic.
Video: Veteran Seek Health Benefits After Exposure to Agent Orange
10 Nov 2017 at 8:04pm
Vietnam War Vets say they're suffering from diseases caused by exposure to agent orange while in Southeast Asia.
Video: Scientists Help Combat Diseases in Abandoned Orchards
9 Nov 2017 at 3:02pm
Advances in science are helping citrus growers combat diseases abandoned orchards can harbor.
Video: Talk With Your Doctor - TWYD171106
6 Nov 2017 at 4:32pm
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Video: Largest hedge ball manufacturing plant
1 Nov 2017 at 9:01am
Hedge balls. They're not the first thing that come to mind when you think of a medical breakthrough. But two entrepreneurs in Monmouth, Illinois hope to utilize the fruit to treat deadly diseases.
Video: Bleeding Disorders Walk And 5K Fun Run
7 Oct 2017 at 4:28pm
The third annual bleeding disorders walk and 5K fun run kicked off today in Rochester. The family friendly event raises money to support the Mary Gooley Hemophilia Center. The center provides specialized care for local patients and their families. We spoke to one family who attended the event for their son.
"We wouldn't be able to do this without them being so close to us in rochester and they provide awesome care for jackson."
"Having people who know exactly what you're going through is a great help. it makes the rollercoaster a little bit easier."
Blood-related diseases affect more than four million people in the U.S.
Video: Biocontainment Unit 5:30 pm
5 Oct 2017 at 2:30pm
Geisinger Health Services was asked to be one of eight hospitals across the state to build a unit to house and treat infectious diseases.
Video: Concerns Of Possible Diseases In Items Damaged by Hurricane
30 Sep 2017 at 8:45pm
Hidalgo County Health Director Eddie Olivares said there are no MRSA cases in the valley, but it's a concern statewide.
Video: Dog is Family
29 Sep 2017 at 7:03am
Learn about "Tick Borne Diseases - It's Not Just Lyme Diseases" with Dr. Linda Stern. Jack Rosa-Martir talks about "Pet First Aid: Canine Snout to Tail Assessment". Pat Emmett talks about how to know if your dog can be a "Canine Good Citizen" with Barb Emmett.
Video: Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the Rise
28 Sep 2017 at 10:09am
Video: Lexington Vein & Aesthetics Center
28 Sep 2017 at 9:27am
Dr. Fadi Bacha, joins us to explain what Venus diseases and how you can cure it with laser technology.
Video: STD rates increase again, nationally and locally
27 Sep 2017 at 5:05pm
Serious concerns about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) as the latest numbers show increased rates nationwide and in Fresno County.
Video: Healthcast : Study on Number of Sexually Transmitted Disease
27 Sep 2017 at 3:21pm
Healthcast : Study on Number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Video: Today's Top Medical News- Sept. 27, 2017
27 Sep 2017 at 1:41am
A new discovery could allow doctors to identify degenerative brain disease in athletes that have played contact sports...and sexually transmitted diseases are at an all-time high.