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Sep 16, 2019

In the summer of 2016, then 16-year-old Florida teen, Sebastian DeLeon wound up in a Orlando hospital diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) due to the parasite, Naegleria fowleri.

In this short interview from the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit sponsored by the Jordan Smelski Foundation, I spoke to a...


Sep 15, 2019

I attended the 4th Annual Amoeba Summit this past Friday which was hosted by the Jordan Smelski Foundation.

The list of speakers was incredible, the biggest experts on Naegleria fowleri in the country, talking about topics ranging from lab diagnosis to the latest research and everything in between.

In this short...


Aug 30, 2019

With the Vaccine Mom

Earlier this month, the World Health Organization released some astounding preliminary information concerning measles during the first half of the year.

In the first six months of 2019, reported measles cases are the highest they have been in any year since 2006. There have been almost three times...


Aug 29, 2019

Lyme disease. So much we seem not to know, in many different areas.

Draft guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease were recently issued by the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)--two really big, contentious issues.

And of course there are the disagreements of how the various organizations...


Aug 21, 2019

The CDC says HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a common virus that can lead to 6 types of cancers later in life. 

Almost every person who is sexually active will get HPV at some time in their life without HPV vaccination. About 14 million Americans, including teens, become infected with HPV each year. While most HPV...