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Focus On ... Infection!

Infection is the effect that a foreign organism has when it enters the body. What could it be? Bacteria? A virus? A nasty little fungus? A protozoa? A parasite? Oh my! There are so many things that can cause an infection. And they are all treated differently. Come hear our experts at this short, 2 class series, talk about what infection is and how it is treated. Let’s fight!

Reservations for ALL “Focus On” classes listed below must be made by calling 513.569.6400 or by registering online at TriHealthSeniorsHealth.com under Focus Classes.

 

1. Infection! What is it?

We have all had them, from a splinter, to a bug bite we scratched too much, to a raging inferno in our gut that signals a major infection. They can be anywhere, and happen anytime. Viruses are smaller than bacteria. They enter a cell, leave genetic material which causes the cell to multiply. Bacteria are everywhere in life. They can live in any environment, even in toxic waste! Viruses cause things like hepatitis, polio, the flu, and ebola, while bacteria cause things like pneumonia, plague, food poisoning, UTIs, and upper respiratory tract infections. Come learn what they are, what the difference is, and how to survive.

 

  • TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
  • Friday, July 27
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Tuesday, July 31
  • 10–11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

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2. How to prevent, cure and take care of an infection

Why are there super bugs? Where do they come from? Do you have to take all your antibiotics? And why do antibiotics not work against a cold? The symptoms of an infection depend on the organism causing it as well as the site. As you read in our Healthy Hint this issue, handwashing is the biggest, strongest weapon in the fight against infection. Learn how and what more you can do. If you use antibiotics too often or too long, you impact the healthy bacteria in your body which can lead to fungal infections! Don’t get sick! Come learn all about it.

 

  • TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
  • Monday, August 27
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Nathanael Greene Lodge
  • Wednesday, August 29
  • 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Cost: FREE

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