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Superbug

Researchers want patients and doctors to rely more on the immune system, on supporting it, and letting it fight the illnesses that catch us now and then. Antibiotics are overused, and usually, that refers to how antibiotics are used preventatively in livestock, and prescribed for illnesses they can’t treat (things caused by viruses, like sinus […]

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Superbug Cascade

October 5, 2016

Antibiotic resistant bacteria, or superbugs, are taking over. While they’ve been around for a long time, existing antibiotics are becoming useless at an increasing pace. The newest issue? A variant of MRSA (LA-MRSA) is circulating in Europe. While it’s not unexpected, what’s important to note is that it’s being distributed by animal products. Raw meat, […]

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Cuts, scrapes, and even mild burns aren’t just a part of summer, they’re a part of living life. So get a little better at keeping them from getting infected, helping them heal quickly, and reducing scars. One thing you need to make sure you have access to in your first aid kits (both at home […]

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Antibiotic resistance is here, and not just prevention, but alternative treatments are going to become increasingly important while we search for new lines of antibiotics. What kind of steps can you take? Hand washing is big—it can prevent a lot of infections before they start. And taking more care of yourself will become increasingly important, […]

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Looking at HAIs: More Problems

November 16, 2015

Remember the superbug outbreak linked to endoscopes? Basically, endoscopes were collecting germs (particularly CRE) and passing them between patients—despite following manufacturer and FDA directions. The initial analysis(/assumption) was that it was related to the grooves in the scopes, and hospitals promised to go above and beyond the bare recommendations to prevent future outbreaks. After months […]

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