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Antibiotic Resistance is Here

November 15, 2019

Really, we crossed the threshold for antibiotic resistance in 2017. Sure, it’s been around for decades, but we are now living in a world where it’s much more pervasive. According to the numbers, every 11 seconds an American catches an antibiotic resistant infection. There’s good news, too. C. diff (which causes diarrhea and is often […]

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With many studies having previously made a weak connection between cancer and antibiotics, researchers dug through a deep database to see if they could find evidence that ties the use of antibiotics to cancer. Even when used years in the past, it appears there’s a connection between colon cancer and antibiotics. Conversely, antibiotics may lower […]

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For the better part of a decade, antibiotic resistance has been serious news. While most people probably don’t know they’re affected by it, a trip to the hospital, a bad accident, or a small, seemingly innocuous red bump can be the beginning of a cascade of superbug related problems. Researchers are thinking outside the box […]

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Preventing MRSA

March 11, 2019

In our national fight against MRSA, we’ve hit a plateau. The CDC has a recommendation of following a strict regimen for preventing staph infections in hospitals, nursing homes, and other care centers; it’s worked, but since 2013 we haven’t kept that momentum going. MRSA can get serious quickly, so here’s some info as well as […]

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As study after study links the composition of our gut microbiome to our health, mind, and more, hospitals and the CDC have discovered something concerning: C. diff is becoming increasingly common. Related to tetanus and botulism, C. diff is harder to prevent and treat (although sanitation helps). Traditionally, it’s thought of as an infection required […]

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