Category: infection

Warm Weather Increases Infection Risk

According to a new study, as the weather becomes warmer, the risk of developing an infection at the sight of a surgical wound increases. Researchers found that there were 26.5% more cases of surgical-site infection (SSI) in...

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3 Infections to Guard Against

Pneumonia  If your 65 or older, have a chronic illness, or smoke, get vaccinated against pneumococcus. You will need to have two slightly different vaccines, one year apart. Respiratory syncytial virus  This flu-like infection...

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When You Don’t Need Antibiotics

Eye Infections (American Academy of Ophthalmology) The problem:  Doctors often prescribe antibiotic eye drops after treating some eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, with injections. But those drops are rarely necessary...

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