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Monthly Archives: September 2005

Superbugs

Superbugs article by Betsey McCaughey in the NY Sun

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Another Great Chat!

Every week, I meet another really wonderful person in the chat, that I feel I was meant to meet. I hope that next week some of you who are missing this will give it a try, it is very inspiring! … Continue reading

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C. difficile a superbug?

C. difficile keeps coming up in my day today, I think it is because I have been thinking about the change in focus for October on the Superbug Wiki. I read on the ADVIN web site Christine Besson’s article titled … Continue reading

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October Newsletter and Thursday Night Chat!

Our newsletter is just about finished, I believe we are actually going to make our October 1st deadline! If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can fill out the form on the MRSA Resources site, or just send a blank email … Continue reading

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Hospital infections: Coming clean

Hospital infections: Coming clean This article is unreal-it is about the hospital infection rate disclosure law there, and how it is not being enforced at all.

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Article by Betsey McCaughey

Yesterday’s Chicago Sun Times ran an article by Betsey McCaughey, of RID, titled Poor hospital hygiene enough to make you ill. The article is relatively short, but all of it is very interesting. Here are a couple of snippets to … Continue reading

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After the Bella Moss Conference

I was asked to speak a little about MRSA in humans, as most of the conference attendees were unaware of MRSA at all. That is so hard to believe, after being as absorbed in it as I have for the … Continue reading

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The Bella Moss Foundation VoIP Conference / Podcast

This was an awesome event! I am sorry that more people did not find out about it in time for them to make it, as it was absolutely fascinating! Kim Bloomer, from Aspenbloom Pet Care, hosted this conference with Jill … Continue reading

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Creating a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium

Creating a permanent chemical bond between antibiotics and titanium, a material used in orthopedic implants- Press Release

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Poor Hospital Hygiene Enough To Make You Ill

Poor Hospital Hygiene Enough To Make You Ill by Betsey McCaughey, of RID- Chicago SunTimes

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MRSA cases concern health professionals in US Gulf Coast

MRSA cases concern health professionals in US Gulf Coast

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Using diamonds to help make low-friction medical implants – may help reduce infections

Using diamonds to help make low-friction medical implants – may help reduce infections due to superbugs such as MRSA

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New wound dressing

New wound dressing may help stop spread of resistant bacteria – Gauze developed with microbicidal coating

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Thursday night Chat

I surely am sorry I missed the chat last night. Marshall came home a day early due to the hurricane getting ready to run over us, and his flight came in right smack in the middle of chat time. And … Continue reading

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Press Release from Bella Moss Foundation and Aspenbloom Pet Care

This is a fabulous opportunity for any of you who are pet lovers like we are, and are concerned about MRSA in your pets. I will talk more about this later, as I am swamped at the moment routing OUR … Continue reading

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MRSA, Commonly Known as Staph

Here is an article that was sent to me this morning that is full of misinformation. Dangerous misinformation. Here is a snippet of it: The Centers for Disease Control reported last year there were numerous skin infections across the nation … Continue reading

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Submitted to the Bryan/College Station Eagle

This is the article I submitted, I will keep you posted on what happens from here! What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – MRSA in America By Christina Jones September 20, 2005 I am not in the medical profession, … Continue reading

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Scientists unlock how staph works

Scientists unlock how staph works

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Writing Campaign for MRSA Awareness

I have been inspired by Michelle Well’s article to write one to our paper. I think the reason I haven’t done it before is simply because I felt like our community was relatively aware of MRSA, and my heart was … Continue reading

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Michelle Wells’ Letter to her Newspaper

Michelle Wells is just one of so many people I have spoken with recently who are so angry that the word about the very existance of MRSA in our communities is not common knowledge. She has written an article to … Continue reading

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Staph Infections and Football

Good morning all! This is an article from yesterday, about football players continuing to play with active staph infections. I would be interested to see what you all think about this, from KDKA in Pittsburgh: District Urges Precautions Amid Staph … Continue reading

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Chats, Articles and Introductions

We had another successful Thursday night chat. I hope you will join us next week. This isn’t a formal chat, it is just people getting together to talk about whatever is on their minds. For most of us, it is … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved!

In our international chat in August, we heard a tiny bit of information from one of MRSASupport UK’s administrators about an undercover operation performed by some of its members while Tony Field was here in the US. The only bit … Continue reading

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MRSA in NOLA

I have been fearful of an MRSA outbreak from the New Orleans victims of Hurricane Katrina, but haven’t seen too much about it yet. This article from MSNBC mentions several deaths from vibrio bacteria, which is something I am not … Continue reading

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Patients bringing MRSA into Hospitals

I have seen this bit of news several times over the last week, and it really makes me wonder if the attorneys of the hospitals are recommending studies like this be done and published as a…well, just to start covering … Continue reading

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Q & A About E. coli Measured in Katrina Flood Waters

Press Release from the CDC.

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Increasing Danger of Staph strains

Emerging Staph Strains Found to be Increasingly Deadly and Deceptive- Press Release * Related Article

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Last day in USA

Today is the last day in Tony & Barb’s trip over here. I surely will miss them. I am hoping they will return here – possibly even next year. So many wonderful things have been accomplished on this journey. There … Continue reading

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Interview for the Documentary

Marshall and I finally got through the interview for the documentary. I would have much preferred to have been not on it at all, but I wound up doing all of the talking! I guess Marshall was so out of … Continue reading

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