| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Two Sacramento mothers are preparing to file suit against Sutter Memorial Hospital after they say poor hygiene practices gave their premature babies MRSA.
They claim shoddy hand washing practices of Sutter doctors and nurses spread the bacteria from...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:30 AM
Theresa Burden, a nursing student at St. Vincent's Medical Center, was upset at being left off the guest list of a classmate's wedding, so — sensibly enough — she sent a barrage of threatening letters to the Bridgeport hospital, according to...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 8:00 AM
State regulators have cited a troubled Chicago facility for disabled children in yet another death, this one involving a 14-month-old girl.
Authorities concluded that staff at Alden Village North waited two days to contact the girl's doctor when test...
| Sep 27, 2010
When you go to the gym, do you wash your hands before and after using the equipment? Bring a clean mat for floor exercises? Shower with antibacterial soap and put on clean clothes immediately after your workout? Use only your own towels, razors, bar soap,...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week's theme at Change of Subject is evidently meat. The article The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations (Salon/Alternet) is the latest...
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:24 PM
It took three matches – two in one day – for Lehigh to finally come through with a win at Grace Hall. With the 27 -12 win over Clarion, Lehigh avoided it’s first 0-3 start since 2007-08, when the team......
| May 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
BASKETBALL LEGEND: Drew Gooden missed three games due to infected hair follicles. STATUS: Misleading Enough That I'm Going With False. It is plainly (if sometimes even painfully) evident that we live in a world of sound bites - information parceled......
| May 8, 2010
During her years as a reporter covering the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maryn McKenna grew accustomed to being called "Scary Disease Girl," the bearer of titillating tales of exotic ailments unlikely to...
| Apr 13, 2010
The most frightening epidemic since AIDS?
Journalist Maryn McKenna slaps that label on MRSA - a strain of staph and also one of the most common bacteria on the planet. MRSA has grown resistant to almost all the antibiotics used to treat infections...
| Sep 28, 2010
| 12:45 PM
Officials for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional public school district disinfected all of its eleven schools Tuesday following reports of a third student with a confirmed case of MRSA.
The latest case -- confirmed on Sept. 27 -- involves a sixth-grade boy...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 9:18 AM
| Oct 6, 2010
| 9:30 AM