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By: Gastroenterology of Greater Orlando Crohn’s disease received its name from Dr. Burill Crohn, the doctor that first described the condition in 1932. Today, Crohn’s disease is identified as...

By: Gastroenterology of Greater Orlando The International Foundation of Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) established April as IBS Awareness Month in 1997. Since then, we have used the month to raise...

By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe Revolution Farms has extended its recall of lettuce products this week due to “the recalled product was epidemiologically linked with a multi-state outbreak of...

By: Dr. Donna Powell & Dr. Renee M. Marchioni Beery at Gastro MD April is Stress Awareness Month – a time to educate ourselves and others on the impacts of stress and why we should no longer see...

By: Candess Zona Mendola of MakeFoodSafe.com The FDA and CDC have announced another Salmonella outbreak, this time linked to raw flour. This Salmonella Flour Outbreak currently has affected 12 people in...

This week I return to Streptococcus, this time S. pneumoniae. In this episode I go over its virulence, pathogenicity, and more. How do we identify it in the lab? What tests can we use? What is the bile...

On this episode I go over Y. pestis. Why is there concern about encountering Y. pestis in the laboratory? What do you do if you encounter potential bioterror agents? How does the laboratory handle those?...

This week’s episode is about one species of Bacillus that causes disease and has the potential of being used as a bioterror agent : Bacillus anthracis. What is anthrax? How is this organism identified...

In this episode I talk about Staphylococcus aureus. This is one of the most common organisms seen in Clinical Microbiology and a very serious one. Tune in to find about more about this organism, including...

What is a gram stain? What are the sample requirements? In this episode I go over the gram stain technique including preparing a slide and staining it. Clinical Microbiology explained in simple terms,...