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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Will be back tomorrow

Just a quick note to apologize for my absence – life is crazy over here right now and I am now sick as a dog (allergies, nothing serious *sneeze*). I will be back probably in the morning and will catch … Continue reading

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How to Care For a Wound

The important first step is to remove all dead tissue and contaminants from the wound area. Ideally this just involves cleaning the wound with soap and water, but in more serious wounds it can involve debridement, or the physical removal … Continue reading

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Staph infects 45 in Nashville, TN

At least 45 students in Sumner, Rutherford and Franklin, TN counties have been diagnosed with Staphylococcal infections in the past couple of weeks – the Rutherford county students had MRSA, the antibiotic resistant bacteria. All schools began a daily program … Continue reading

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MRSA in Lakewood, OH

Three students at Ohio’s Lakewood High School have confirmed cases of MRSA, with fifteen other cases still inconclusive. These students are involved in the football squad and the girls soccer program. Be careful out there, athletes! Source

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Understanding More About Recurring Sinus Infections

The following is a press release from Johns Hopkins about research being done to understand why some people have recurrent sinus infections, despite being given all of the current therapies and even undergoing unsuccessful surgeries. The long and short of … Continue reading

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Superbugs in Canada More Prevalent

A study has been done by testing samples from surfaces in Canadian hospitals, and the results were quite different from what was expected: The study examined more than 4,000 samples from 19 intensive care units in Canadian hospitals. It found … Continue reading

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Moira’s MRSA Story, and MRSA in Canada

This is from Deanna, Moira’s mother – Moira is recovering well (thank goodness) from an MRSA infection: My 2 year old daughter, Moira, spent the last few weeks in the Children’s Hospital in isolation due to an infection caused by … Continue reading

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Update on MRSA in Lincolnton, NC

This from WBTV.com in Charlotte: The MRSA staff infection has been reported among some student-athletes in Lincoln County. Altogether, there have been five cases with the most recent cases reported this past Thursday. One case happened before school started and … Continue reading

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Consider a Delay in Filling Prescriptions to Curb Antibiotic Overuse

This is something I have been doing since my husband was sick with MRSA and I have learned so much more about the proper use of antibiotics. A tidbit of history here – my daughter, who is now 12, had … Continue reading

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Lincolnton, NC School Closed with 30 cases of MRSA?

I *just* received this in my email – how timely, and ultimately, how frightening: To whom it may concern, A Public School in Lincolnton North Carolina has just been closed with 30 cases of MRSA. This information was received from … Continue reading

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The Germiest Places on Earth

Just a quick FYI, according to a study from University of Arizona researchers, classrooms have the highest bacteria count – 20 times more bacteria than lawyer’s offices and 7 times more bacteria than the doctor’s office. Why in God’s green … Continue reading

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Chitosan to Help Prevent Staphyloccal Biofilms

Chitin, found in shells of crustaceans, contains Chitosan, which is currently being tested as an infection preventative in implanted medical devices. The substance, harmless to humans and currently used in a variety of different applications, has shown to cause injury … Continue reading

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Staph hits Baldwin County, Alabama

As if the last two stories weren’t enough, 3 athletes at a Baldwin County, Alabama high school have been diagnosed with staph infections, one of the students with antibiotic resistant MRSA. Anybody paying attention to this? Just a few weeks … Continue reading

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Bowdoin College in Maine Fighting MRSA

Imagine this – same story, different school. Two more students at Bowdoin College in Maine were diagnosed with MRSA this week, and the school has reacted: The diagnosis of the first student with the infection, a member of the football … Continue reading

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Bishop Stang High School Battles MRSA

Just barely more than a week after classes have officially gotten under way at Stang High School in Massachusetts, 2 confirmed cases of MRSA and one unconfirmed case have appeared among their male student athletes. Mrs. Dougall [the principal] said … Continue reading

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Educating St. Charles about MRSA Dangers

MRSA is becoming more common in St. Charles Parish in Louisiana, and the media is trying to get the word out: Four years ago, Luling pediatrician Juan Fukuda rarely saw serious skin infections caused by this bacterium. Today, the doctor … Continue reading

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Study: Muscle infections caused by CA-MRSA

Physicians at Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital have discovered an association between community acquired MRSA and two muscular infections that are common in tropical countries and becoming more frequently found here: Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of skeletal muscle that … Continue reading

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Top Ten Lists at b5media’s Science and Health Channel!

Welcome to September’s Theme Day at b5media’s Science and Health Channel! This month we are featuring Top-Ten lists: At A Dozen Steps, Mark W. is overwhelmed with visions of top-ten lists when he lives in more of a base 12 … Continue reading

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Top Ten Ways to Keep MRSA out of Your Home

This is part of the b5media Science and Health channel’s monthly Theme Day, which has arrived again today. Here are the top 10 ways to keep MRSA out of your home and out of your life! Be sure and check … Continue reading

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Tahlequah, OK is Seeing CA-MRSA

It is not abnormal for a doctor to misdiagnose MRSA as a spider bite or a more common pimple, as citizens of Tahlequah, Oklahoma are learning – some the hard way. If you are not comfortable with the treatment you … Continue reading

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Another Danger of Pets

Now, with 3 dogs, 10 cats, 2 sugar gliders, 10 chickens, 3 horses and 2 cows (all pets), I know there are some dangers associated with having pets. MRSA dangers, you might ask? Yep, there are MRSA dangers. This is … Continue reading

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Fresno, CA is Warned of MRSA Risk

Through the very heartbreaking story of Jacob Marshall, Fresno’s local ABC news station is warning the community about the dangers of MRSA: Jacob Marshall’s mother Millie says it took just a few hours for the aggressive bacteria to settle in … Continue reading

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Your MRSA Story

One of the things that people tell me that they like to see on my web sites is personal accounts of their MRSA battles. I have been doing a sore job lately gathering new stories, but am back on track … Continue reading

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