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[…]

Spread the Word, Not the Germs!

December 5-9, 2016 is National Handwashing Awareness Week. Handwashing is the key to infection prevention and it is very important for adults and children alike to know the correct procedures for washing their hands. CDC recommendations for handwashing: Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.[…]

Finally… A Study that Addresses MRSA in Sports

Most coaches and athletic trainers don’t know that 45% of MRSA strains are community acquired(CA).  Athletes are a high-risk population of CA-MRSA.  A recent study categorized direct and indirect exposure as well as environmental presence.  Frequent skin trauma and direct skin contact results in the spread of infection.  It is most likely spread among opposing[…]