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[…]

Infection Detection

Everybody has felt it before, waking up with a congested nose, your throat sore as if you swallowed nails, and the dreaded coughing that follows. These are just a few of the common symptoms that people feel every year. Yet, these symptoms can be caused by more than just one thing, and that’s what has[…]

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[…]

Common Infection for Athletes

According to an article on Sports Wrap, athletes are more susceptible to getting infections than most people. Their vulnerability is due to the environments they are in which include gym mats, sports equipment, and the locker rooms. The article states that ringworm, herpes, and impetigo are a few that can be transferred from athlete to athlete.[…]

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[…]