| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q: I recently visited a friend in the hospital. He had internal bleeding. He was put in a private room called "isolation." I asked the nurse if he had an infection. She said, "No, he is colonized with MRSA." What does that mean?
A: All of us are...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:57 AM
On a drizzly evening in Eagle River people of all ages gathered to celebrate the life of a young boy killed by a rare disease.
Caelen Rainey was 12 years old when he died from what doctors diagnosed as Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH."
| Jul 24, 2013
A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics.
In addition, the number of bloodstream...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:37 AM
Quarterback Michael Graham gets a chance to craft a happy ending to an uneven career, as the starter when William and Mary opens at West Virginia.
Graham has started six games and played in 11 over the past two seasons. The fifth-year senior has had...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:33 PM
What is the logic behind the Bears carrying four tight ends and a fifth on the practice squad? What teams have success with multiple tight end sets? -- @Solo_ist from Twitter
Plenty of teams have had success with multiple tight ends of late. The...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Growing up with a severely disabled brother, Abby Brown felt less like a sister than like a "third parent." Nigel, two years her junior, was born with a rare disease called linear sebaceous nevus syndrome that left him non-verbal and needing assistance to...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Orestes De La Paz's exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk's novel and film Fight Club, in which lead character Tyler Durden's principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Grant Hill announced his retirement Saturday night after an injury-ravaged 19-year career in the NBA.
Central Florida wasn't impressed.
Hill -- one of the favorite piñatas for Orlando Magic fans -- once again felt the sting of their disgruntlement and...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| May 25, 2013
| 2:41 PM
MISHAWAKA -- On Friday afternoon, as Lori McCune stroked her husband's hair, Rick McCune's face visibly relaxed and his head nudged slightly toward her caress.
It's not much of a sign of his awareness of her, but it's more than family and friends could...