Microbes in Health and Disease

Introduction to the YHF Microbe Section This section will provide more specific information on bacteria, yeast, fungi, and protozoa. Dr. Cirino will include cases reports, photos, and articles. Have a look around from the menu bar - just look for the world with a mask icon for the infectious diseases topics. Did you know that … Continue reading Microbes in Health and Disease

Helicobacter pylori: A Close-up Into Its Discovery and Disease

I am a microbiologist at heart. As an undergraduate, I chose microbiology as my major and focused in this area for research and coursework. It was a natural flow to become specialized in infectious diseases as a physician and my career path in public health. The article tells of a modern-day tale of scientific discipline … Continue reading Helicobacter pylori: A Close-up Into Its Discovery and Disease

The Microbiome In A Nutshell: 4 Interesting Facts

Make a Home for Your Microbiome A Healthy Microbiome is Protective Your microbiome/microbiota refers to the trillions of microbes that reside inside and outside your body.  Human cells are outnumbered by the bacterial cell population.  The highest source of bacteria in the body is within the large intestines.  The status of resident bacteria has been … Continue reading The Microbiome In A Nutshell: 4 Interesting Facts

The Microbiome: Unlocking the Key to Health

What is the microbiome? The word microbiome  describes the trillions of viruses, fungi, and bacteria that live on or within the human body in various habitats such as the skin, mouth, colon and vagina.  Each site has characteristics, including pH, water and oxygen content, temperature, and chemical metabolites, that favor certain bacteria over others.  Our normal … Continue reading The Microbiome: Unlocking the Key to Health