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Superbug

It doesn’t matter whether it’s organic, grass-fed, or penned-up and corn-fed. New research tested ground beef… and 100% was contaminated with E. coli. In addition, 20% was contaminated with a bug that causes food poisoning, C. perfringens, 10% with staph, and 1% with salmonella!

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Half Clean, Or Half Dirty?

August 14, 2015

Even if you’re an optimist, you’ll probably be upset to learn that only an estimated 50% of your hospital room is cleaned. It’s not just soft surfaces that are a problem, either. It’s toilets, tray tables, hand rails, and light switches, among other things! And while HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) are the big concern (not […]

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With a rise in superbugs (and hospital acquired infections) predicted, the CDC and FDA have new guidelines to curb their spread…sort of. Superbugs, or antibiotic resistant bacteria, are a huge and growing problem for hospitals. Hospital acquired infections affect an estimated 1 in 25 patients everyday, with almost 10% eventually dieing from the infection. And […]

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Stomach Bug Superbug

April 7, 2015

It’s not a trendy new children’s book—it’s a growing problem in the US. While there were only half a million US cases in the last 12 months, that’s more than previous years, and the infection rate is going up, so officials are worried this could be the start of a new trend. What’s the name […]

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Since at least the year 2000, C. difficile has been a growing problem—increasing its resistance to antibiotics and spreading not just around the US but the world. Now we are fighting it on multiple fronts. A heavy hand is being used to encourage hospitals to reduce C. diff infections under their roofs—those who haven’t made […]

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