There are over 80,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list – and many people wait more than 5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. The waiting list has doubled in size over the past 10 years...

With a measles cluster recently reported in the Memphis, Tennessee area and more recently, an outbreak in Pinal County, Arizona, I discussed this very contagious viral disease with Registered nurse, infection...

Old World cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL), a disfiguring parasitic disease transmitted by the sandfly, is not new to Syria; however, the war in Syria has greatly increased the risk for CL and reports have...

Columbia University Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Virology communicator, Vincent Racaniello, PhD, joined me in recording an interview about starting up a Zika laboratory and the weekly chronicles...

DDT or dichlorodiphenyl-trichloroethane is a pesticide that has saved incalculable amounts of lives since its use during World War II. In the opinion of this author, DDT is up there with vaccinations,...

On the Feb. 14 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show, I had a thorough discussion about psoriatic disease with rheumatologist, Dr David Sikes, a physician who has an interest in treating ...

Clostridium difficile, or C diff was estimated to cause almost half a million infections in the United States in 2011, and 29,000 died within 30 days of the initial diagnosis, according to the Centers...

According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under...

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. It affects some 1.5 million Americans and more than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country. May...

I had the opportunity to interview an expert on the topic of blood clots on the Sunday, Jan. 10 airing of the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show. Dr. Jack Ansell is former Chair of Medicine, Lenox Hill...