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MRSA: Is Antibiotic Resistant Staph Lurking At Your Gym? by Matt C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 3:21pm 1 Comment MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, killed more people last year than the AIDS virus. Find out the symptoms and treatment of MRSA infection and how to protect yourself at the gym from this “super bug.” It’s silent, invisible and potentially deadly. And it could be hiding out at your gym, health club or local fitness center ... Read on »
Where Do MRSA Infections Come From? by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 6:00am Dr. Coates is a veterinarian based in the other “Sunshine State” – that's Colorado to the rest of you – where she lives and plays with a varied range of animals. She shares her professional and personal experiences, Monday through Friday, here on petMD's blog, the Fully Vetted. Log in for your daily dose of her insight and wisdom. < Previous P ... Read on »
GETTING RID OF MRSA?? by ckmiletti Patient Expert Posted Sun 03 Jan 2010 7:16pm MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA Published: Dec 30, 2009 OSLO, Norway (AP) - Aker University Hospital is a dingy place to heal. The floors are streaked and scratched. A light layer of dust coats the blood pressure monitors. A faint stench of urine and bleach wafts from a pile of soiled bedsheets dropped in a corner. Look closer, ho ... Read on »
seniors and infections by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Dec 2008 3:16am The more I read, the more relieved I am that my parents were no in a hospital. What with Clostridium difficile Associated Disease ( C. Difficile),a deadly form of infectious diarrhea, on the loose, if you excuse the pun. Transferred from bowel movements to hands and surfaces is can be fatal to thos without strong immune systems. A Scarborough hos ... Read on »
Nose May Be Best Place to Screen for MRSA Infection by HealthFinder Posted Fri 07 Jan 2011 12:00pm healthnewslink High levels of the bacteria there means other body sites are likely colonized, study finds. ... Read on »
It’s Been Over 50 Years Since the Discovery of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): An Anniversary No One i by Posted Sat 01 Oct 2011 10:07pm [Ed. Note: We are pleased to welcome Tara J. Hopper to HRW. She is a candidate for a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Health Law here at Seton Hall Law, having  recently graduated from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where she received her Juris Doctor with a concentration in Health La ... Read on »
Hospitals As Infectious Disease Hotbeds by A4M Posted Fri 31 Aug 2012 10:08pm Posted on Aug. 30, 2012, 6 a.m. in Infectious Disease Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections can affect any part of the body, including the skin, blood stream, joints, bones, ... Read on »
Silver Sol and the Successful Treatment of Hospital Acquired MRSA in Human Subjects With Serious Ongoing Infection. by SimpleSolution2HealthyAgain Posted Sun 04 Apr 2010 9:48am Gordon Pedersen, Ph.D. Abstract The patented form of Silver Sol (US Patent # 7135195) has been shown to destroy bacteria, viruses and mold in vitro and living systems (23). Staphylococcus aureus can be completely destroyed by Silver Sol in as little as two minutes and in vitro studies show it will stay dead for 28 days (24).   Rustum Roy ... Read on »
Study: Deadly stomach bug more common than thought by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Nov 2008 9:02pm A nasty, sometimes deadly stomach bug is at least six times more common than was thought, researchers said Tuesday, based on a survey of hundreds of U.S. hospitals. The germ, Clostridium difficile, is resistant to some antibiotics and has become a regular menace in hospitals and nursing homes. Doctors say it plays a role in hundreds of thousan ... Read on »
Interview with infection control expert Irena Kenneley, PhD by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 8:55pm Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a big deal, causing suffering and death for many patients. In this interview, Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC and adjunct faculty member at American Sentinel University, describes the problem and the role of infections control professionals. What is an Infection Preventionist or IP? Most Inf ... Read on »