Infectious Diseases News
Video: Dr. Thomas Jones; The Jones Center
12 Apr 2018 at 8:19am
Ty Wilson interviews Dr. Thomas Jones, who also an Endocrinologist. Endocrinologist specialize in diseases such as Diabetes, Thyroid Disorder and more. Dr. Jones will also be at 41 NBC's Health Expo this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. If you would like to contact Dr. Jones feel free to call The Jones Center at (478) 746-8646
Video: 'Tranquil Terminus': Mobile infectious disease-fighting drill arrives ...
11 Apr 2018 at 6:17pm
A Boeing 747 landed at Spokane International Airport on Wednesday, as part of a practice drill for combating infectious diseases. KXLY4's Caroline Rourke reports.
Video: Chattanooga Cares sets up needle exchange
11 Apr 2018 at 3:04pm
Chattanooga Cares sets up needle exchange to fight AIDS transmission & other diseases through drug users.
Video: Valley Oncologist Says Patients Suffering from Diabetes, Cancer Not Un...
3 Apr 2018 at 4:02pm
He says an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to both dreaded diseases.
Video: Local Animal Health Officials Pushing for Vaccination this Spring
31 Mar 2018 at 4:03pm
Animal health officials are urging pet owners to vaccinate pets against rabies.
It's something pet owner, Javier Casas thinks about on a regular basis.
"It is very important not only to keep them safe and keep them in good health, but also safe to the community cause you never know they might turn loose," said Casas.
Right now, Casas has 2 outdoor dogs.
"I have Kilo, he's part pit-bull and boxer, and I also have Precious. I've had her for 3 months now."
What he fears are stray animals in the area harming his pets.
"Yes we have a lot, I live right here on east 2nd street in Weslaco," said Casas.
Michael Cruz, an animal control officer for the city of Weslaco, said strays can be found throughout the valley.
"Just outside of the city limits especially and sometimes they tend to be invasive so we don't want to risk our pets getting rabies," said Cruz.
Cruz said now is the time for pet owners like Casas to vaccinate, "diseases tend to be more active in warmer weather and that's why it's important to be vaccinated for Parvo and of course can't forget the rabies shot."
Cruz said the city works with local pet stores to set up rabies clinics in order to prevent pets like the ones Casas owns from falling victim.
If you own a cat or dog, they need to be vaccinated every year for rabies.
The city plans to hold more rabies clinics every 2 weeks throughout the spring.
Video: Terre Haute native up for big honor
30 Mar 2018 at 2:05am
A Terre Haute native is making waves across the state as he tries to fight deadly diseases.
Video: Warriors for Willow Draw Down
22 Feb 2018 at 9:14pm
Tonight, the United Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency Foundation put on a fundraiser at the Ohr-O?Keefe Art Museum in Biloxi. The funds raised through tonight?s fundraiser will go towards research, spreading awareness and finding a cure for MSD, the rare disease that affects less than one hundred children globally.
?We know that there?s a chance that she might not benefit from what we are doing here, but we want to create that legacy for her to have.?
Amber Olsen is not only the founder of the United MSD Foundation, but she is also the mother of Willow Cannan, a four-year-old Ocean Springs child living with MSD, an ultra-rare disease that breaks down major bodily organs, typically taking the life of its victim by the age of ten. ?I mean it?s horrible to watch your child die right before your eyes in like a slow motion.?
Through the United MSD Foundation, Olsen has challenged her pain and turned into strength. Willow?s best friend?s mother, Crystal Arminio, said, ?What Amber does, what Tom does, it?s amazing. She?s got a lot of drive. It?s drive that not a lot of people would have.?
Tickets for Thursday night?s draw down fundraiser raised over $14,000 for the United MSD Foundation. United MSD Foundation Administrative Assistant Katelyn Wood said, ?It touches my heart to know that these many people care about our foundation, this one little foundation that was started by a mom who wanted to save her child.?
United MSD has raised over $230,000 for research and advocacy since it was founded in 2016.
The United MSD Foundation will also be hosting their inaugural Zebra Run for Rare Diseases this Saturday in Ocean Springs. For more information visit unitedmsdfoundation.org.
Video: Local firefighters climb stairs to battle deadly diseases
5 Feb 2018 at 11:14am
Video: Three Long Beach High students achieve perfect ACT scores
30 Jan 2018 at 10:06am
Three Long Beach High School students earned the highest possible ACT composite score of a perfect 36.
On average, only around a tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. In the U.S., the high school graduating class of 2017, only 2,760 out of more than two million graduates that took the test earned a composite score of 36.
The three students from Long Beach who achieved this are Gracie Bush, Mac Dulaney, and Alexis Larosa. ?I?m going to be a calculus teacher. I was really inspired by my teacher this year and my life has changed,? said Dulaney.
Bush said, ?I was really excited. I stayed up until midnight to get my score and I immediately texted Mac.?
Larosa said, ?I really would like to go to an Ivy League college. I think that would be really helpful and I would like to go into research, preferably in like neurological diseases.?
Long Beach High School Principal Larry Ramsey says these high scores are a testament to how awesome the students are, the quality of teaching, and the excellent parents and families in the Long Beach community.
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29 Jan 2018 at 4:27pm
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Video: Hagerman fish Hatchery see?s large enclosure to protect fish
16 Jan 2018 at 5:03pm
crews at the Hagerman Fish Hatchery continue to complete a large enclosure project that would protect fish from wildlife and diseases. While the hatchery received a facelift, the project is scheduled to be completed sometime in February.
Video: Flu Season May Get Worse
16 Jan 2018 at 2:06pm
The flu has already sickened millions of American, and now infectious disease experts say other flu strains could emerge, making this season worse than it already is.
Video: Flu cases this season expected to reach last year?s numbers
3 Jan 2018 at 5:03pm
We are right in the middle of the flu season, and according to an infectious disease specialist at the Missoula City-County Health Department, the confirmed number of cases this year is on target to hit similar numbers to last year?s.
Video: Help Promote Awareness About STDs In Central Illinois
28 Nov 2017 at 7:06am
Sexually transmitted diseases aren't often on our list of topics to talk about, but we must work to change that. Did you know that 50% of the children in central Illinois will contract a sexually transmitted disease by the time they are 25 years old? Additionally, as a result of the opioid epidemic, more young people are being diagnosed with HIV. Those numbers are devastating--making it critically important for all us to see what we can do to help promote awareness.
Video: Health Today
21 Nov 2017 at 7:33am
Host Mike Jupina talks with director of respiratory services Steven Hockman, pulmonary nurse navigator Donna Engle, pulmonary rehab program leader Lilly Morales, and pulmonary task force member Diane Schmeck about the many services offered by Penn State Health St. Joseph to treat lung diseases.