Articles tagged with 'Bacteria' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (Bacteria)

2020
February
24,
2020
| 11:27 AM America/Chicago
Antibiotics have been one of the most amazing advances in medicine, preventing countless deaths and relieving suffering for conditions that historically had no treatment. While antibiotics are critically necessary in particular infections, doctors...
Read more
2017
March
03,
2017
| 13:41 PM America/Chicago
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 bacterial species that pose the greatest threat to human health. WHO says the list is an effort to “guide and promote research a...
Read more
2016
March
29,
2016
| 10:03 AM America/Chicago
If you deliver a baby via C-section, should you swab them with your vaginal secretions? A new study in Nature Medicine started the process of trying to answer this exact question You might be thinking, “What the?” But there is some logic to thi...
Read more
2015
November
18,
2015
| 15:28 PM America/Chicago
In this world where we are trying to protect our kids from chemicals and preservatives, one thing that is emerging for parents and pediatricians, is a rising tide of parents who are refusing vitamin K supplementation at birth. Often parents ask, “Wha...
Read more
September
08,
2015
| 10:58 AM America/Chicago
As the husband and son of teachers, I understand the importance of education. As a pediatrician, I want to make sure that kids are in school as much as possible so that the experts in education can do what they are called to do. Along with this go...
Read more
April
13,
2015
| 14:20 PM America/Chicago
We use our smartphones on a daily basis and without it we feel like something is missing. But we never think twice about the bacteria we transfer onto our phones. We share a microbiological connection with our phones, meaning the germs from our bodie...
Read more
April
07,
2015
| 14:05 PM America/Chicago
"Breast is best." Advocating for breastfeeding is a big part of a pediatrician’s job in the first few months of life. We state the benefits of breastfeeding. We encourage families who are struggling and provide help with troubleshooting issues. We...
Read more
April
07,
2015
| 10:40 AM America/Chicago
When is a stomach bug not just a stomach bug? How do you know when it is something else or when it could be more dangerous? A report last week from the CDC described a cluster of infections caused by shigella, a bacteria that can cause severe d...
Read more
March
06,
2015
| 11:08 AM America/Chicago
We've seen ice and snow in Texas lately, not exactly tanning weather. Teens may be desperate to maintain their summer glow by going to the tanning bed. Here's why they should say no. ...
Read more
2014
August
28,
2014
| 15:58 PM America/Chicago
Intro: Kristen Villarreal is the mother of Houston and Quinn. We asked her to blog about her experience in the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This is how they became part of our “NICU family.” You can help newborns like Houston and Qui...
Read more