Category Archives: Maryland

John’s Hopkins Testing Children for MRSA Upon Admission

This program has been in place in the adult wards, but now children admitted to the pediatric wards at John’s Hopkins will be screened for MRSA and VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci). They conducted a study that reinforced the idea: In a … Continue reading

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MRSA in Maryland

This is the story of a man in Maryland, and his experience with MRSA. Thanks for sharing this with us, and again, if you are interested in sharing your experiences with others, please feel free to email me at christina@b5media.com. … Continue reading

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All About Biofilms

In the study of MRSA, the word biofilm comes up a lot. This is the problem with the plumbed pedicure units – a biofilm forms on the pipes. Have you ever had to replace the plumbing under your kitchen sink? … Continue reading

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Tattoos and MRSA

Just like I would (and often do) advise no one to get elective surgery right now, I would say also that this is absolutely not the time to be getting tattoos either. And this is spoken from a tattoo loving … Continue reading

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Turn in your old antibiotics

This sounds an awful lot like the “turn in your guns” campaign.  But whatever works: Battle Creek Enquirer – www.battlecreekenquirer.com – Battle Creek, Mich. The statewide pilot program, “Antibiotic Roundup,” encourages consumers to take their expired or unused antibiotics to … Continue reading

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