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New Ways to Combat MRSA in Hospitals

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

New guidelines aim to reduce the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), improve patient safety and prioritize current prevention efforts underway in hospitals. This drug resistant bacterium is a common source of patient morbidity and mortality in U.S. hospitals, causing nearly twice the number of deaths, significantly longer hospital stays and higher hospital costs than other forms of the bacteria.

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Better Screening for Brain Aneurysms

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New research by an international consortium, including a researcher from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, may help physicians better understand the chronological development of a brain aneurysm. The study was published in the June 2014 print issue of the journal Stroke.

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The Right Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Hepatitis C

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By Sondra Forsyth The Centers for Disease Control has designated May as Hepatitis Awareness Month. One goal of that campaign is to let Boomers know that of the more than three million Americans infected with hepatitis C, over 75% are in their 50s and 60s. You can find out the extent of your risk with this 5-minute online assessment from the CDC.