Can Staph Infections be Prevented in Contact Sports?

Dr. Robert Dimeff, director of primary care sports at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, says contact sports raise the potential for staph infections. The skin gets broken by a hit or a scratch and the bacteria gets in which leads to an infection. It has been reported that there have been outbreaks from wrestling[…]

Do we really know what is killing people in hospitals? Part 2

To recap the post from last week. Reuters published a study addressing that drug resistant infections pose a big threat in healthcare.  Since there is a powerful incentive to not disclose hospital acquired infections (HAI), the healthcare industry often hides the problem.  Also, there is no consistent requirement among states for tracking HAI.  The study[…]

Do we really know what is killing people in hospitals? Part 2

To recap the post from last week. Reuters published a study addressing that drug resistant infections pose a big threat in healthcare.  Since there is a powerful incentive to not disclose hospital acquired infections (HAI), the healthcare industry often hides the problem.  Also, there is no consistent requirement among states for tracking HAI.  The study[…]