Flu Season
5 Ways to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

5 Ways to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

As flu activity continues to be widespread in Michigan, Katherine Reyes, M.D., MPH, medical director of Henry Ford’s Infection Prevention and Control, offers these 5 tips to help prevent the spread of germs: Get your flu shot. The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself, and it’s not …

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Infectious Disease News
Hepatitis A Vaccine

Have You Gotten Your Hepatitis A Vaccine?

You may have noticed that hepatitis A has been in the local news a lot lately. As the number of cases continues to rise across southeast Michigan, Henry Ford infectious diseases physician Katherine Reyes, M.D., MPH, urges people to get vaccinated against the disease. Hepatitis A is contagious liver disease …

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Preventing the Spread of Germs
antibacterial soap

What’s the Dirt on Antibacterial Soap?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a final ruling on antibacterial soap: Over-the-counter antibacterial soaps will no longer be available for consumer use. The reason, according to the FDA, is because the antibacterial components of these soaps are not safe for long-term daily use. They’re also less effective …

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Preventing the Flu

No More Excuses – You Need a Flu Vaccine

When flu season rolls around, out come all the excuses for why people don’t want to get the flu vaccine. Doctors and health care providers have heard them all. But the evidence is clear – the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is getting the …

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