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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 »
It’s Been Over 50 Years Since the Discovery of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): An Anniversary No One i by HealthReformWatch.com 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 »
Recognizing the Dangers of MRSA and CAMRSA by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus ("MRSA") is a type of bacteria that occurs naturally in approximately 1 in 4 healthy individuals. In the general population, Staph. Aureus is harmless. It stays mostly in a person's nasal passages or on their skin. Occasionally, the bacteria becomes exceptionally resistant to the antibiotics that wo ... Read on »
Community-Acquired MRSA’s Increasing Prevalence in Pediatric Patients by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 1:43pm Once considered a hospital anomaly, community-acquired infections with drug-resistant strains of the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus now turn up regularly among children hospitalized in the intensive-care unit, according to research from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The Johns Hopkins Children’s team’s findings, to be publi ... Read on »
Q & A: MRSA carriers & MRSA infected dialysis patients using patient transport by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am Q: We know that patients receiving dialysis via a line have a very high risk of MRSA infection. What advice or recommendations are there regarding the risk patients who are MRSA carriers or who have had MRSA infection posed for others who may be sharing their transport to and from the dialysis unit? Since patients in hospital with MRSA infections ... Read on »
Does Michael Jackson Have An MRSA Infection? by Dr. Tony Y. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 18 Feb 2009 12:02pm Several internet sources are reporting that Michael Jackson may be fighting a severe MRSA infection on the face. These sources state that he is on IV Antibiotics for treatment of this multiple drug-resistant bacteria, and that it may have originated from nasal surgery. Could this be true? There doesn't appear to be any word from Michael's s ... Read on »
Staph Infections (MRSA): What You Do to Prevent Them by Alice C. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Tue 14 Oct 2008 4:59am Hi All! I saw another article regarding this topic so I thought I might as well weigh in on it. There is a lot of talk about MRSA infections or antibiotic resistant staph infection. This is sometimes referred to as a Super Bug. There are only a couple of antibiotics that will kill it and those are pretty powerful drugs. So, how did it get ... Read on »
Casual Contact MRSA by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:17pm BBC News is reporting something that some have undoubtedly already heard about: that there is a new MRSA strain, USA300 , which varies significantly from the MRSA strains we've seen in the past: it's acquired in the community, from skin to skin contact, and not hospital settings. Up until now, hospitals have been the tried and true mo ... Read on »
Staph Aureus and MRSA by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Where Does it Come From? Staph Aureus Skin or nasal mucus membranes of healthy individuals. Can be spread by person-to-person contact, or by coming into contact with a source of contamination. It is the most common “bug” that people acquire as hospital in-patients. MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus. It is a form of Staph ... Read on »
Drugs for MRSA by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of drugs and medications that are commonly prescribed to treat MRSA: Hibiclens Linezolid Meticillin Oxacillin Vancomycin Vancor These are just some of the drugs and medications that are often used to treat MRSA.If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about MRSA, go to the MRSA W ... Read on »