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FOX40 NewsTwo 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...
FOX40 NewsAfter a routine bacteria culture screening in mid-August, doctors at the Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento found a baby infected with the MRSA bacteria. Screening every baby before they left the hospital, 2 babies were found to have been infected...
If there’s no evolution, there’s no need for better antibiotics To the editor: There have been letters back and forth in the creation versus evolution discussions. It is possible to argue that there is no such thing as evolution. It is also...
Secular crowd twists words of the founders To the editor: The credibility of an article is accepted or rejected by the presentation of thought and facts (or lack of) along with objectivity and honesty. The guest column of Al Salter on June 27 ("...
Most people know they should have an advocate with them when they go into the hospital. But they don't know how to be a good advocate for others. Karen Curtiss isn't a health care professional, but a former marketing consultant and mother of four who...
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
They cuddle and purr. And they shed. They wag their tails and fetch your slippers. And they shed. They never talk back and they never hold a grudge. And they shed. There are obvious pluses and minuses to living with pets, not only with respect to your...
Staph infections didn't used to cause much of a fuss. They would irritate skin but could easily be treated with antibiotics. Recently, however, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have...
HealthLike many Earth-conscious Americans, I’ve been trying to get in the habit of reusing cloth bags for my groceries. This cuts down on plastic, which is harmful for us on many fronts. Environmentally speaking, only about 2 percent of plastic bags get...
The Federal Drug Administration will begin examining the safety of drugs like penicillin and tetracycline which are often mixed in to animal feed to enhance growth. A federal judge in New York recently ruled on behalf of a group of several plaintiffs...
SAN DIEGO -- A private Carmel Valley high school was closed Friday so the campus could be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after a student may have exposed others to a dangerous drug-resistant staph infection. The student at Cathedral Catholic High...
Tags: Students, Education, Teaching and Learning
Fox 5 San Diego ReporterCARMEL VALLEY, Calif. -- A MRSA scare at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley causes school officials to cancel classes Friday, along with other extracurricular activities. School officials said one student might have been exposed to the...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Health
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