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Sep 17, 2021

Naegleria fowleri is a microscopic amoeba which is a single-celled living organism. It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).

The amoeba is commonly found in warm freshwater such as lakes, rivers, ponds and canals.

Infections can happen when contaminated...


Sep 15, 2021

Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Million of these people are right here in the US.

Lewy body dementia is the third most common cause of dementia, experts estimate, after Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, accounting for 5 to 10 percent of cases.

This will be...


Sep 10, 2021

Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation recognizing September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

The governor's proclamation included important facts about brain aneurysms to include symptoms and risk factors.

Joining me today to discuss brain aneurysms and the story of Trinity Hoblit and the work...


Sep 4, 2021

There has been a number of suspected and confirmed anthrax outbreaks/infections in China recently, including an anthrax pneumonia case and a human fatality in a 14-year-old boy.

In addition, cases have been reported from Turkey, Russia and Kazakhstan in recent weeks. The has also been a number of animal anthrax cases in...


Aug 30, 2021

The cadre of threats facing the nation's water management system is alarming and sobering. Arguably, no menace is more compelling and problematic than Legionella, a waterborne bacterium of major concern in the US.

There has been an increase in Legionnaires' disease sweeping the nation in states like New York, Michigan...