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This Is What A Poop Transplant Actually Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Every day when we go to the bathroom, we flush away material that could be used to help people treat serious medical conditions. Yes, we’re talking ...

All Too Often, Going To The Hospital Makes You Sicker

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

The next time you have to undergo an operation or give birth, you might want to check and see if your hospital has a reputation for making their patie...

Anna Almendrala

This Superbug Kills 15,000 People A Year. Feces Donations May Change That

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A bacteria that triggers deadly diarrhea and is one of the most common causes of U.S. infectious disease deaths is caused, in part, by antibiotics. ...

Fecal Transplants: An Inside Look at the Potential, Progress and Pitfalls

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

C. diff (a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea) infections are increasing in incidence and severity. On the front lines of the C. diff epidemic, I understand how powerful and effective FMT is. After seeing how well FMT works, it seemed ridiculous that this therapy wasn't more widely available.

David Freeman

Feds Clamp Down On Icky, Life-Saving Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 05.31.2013 | Science

The FDA is cracking down -- but not on a dangerous drug or nutritional supplement. The agency has issued strict new guidelines regarding poop -- or, m...

Repoopulating the Gut

Leonard Smith | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Leonard Smith

People with recurrent C. diff infection have been found to also have intestinal dysbiosis, or an imbalance of gut bacteria. Yet the treatment of C. diff infection -- the antibiotic vancomycin -- induces dysbiosis itself. Scratching your head? You're not alone.

The Magical Power of People Poop

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while I see something that stops me in my tracks. This time it was a report I saw in our internal library abstracts that told of a new...

Cara Santa Maria

People Get Poop Transplants?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.27.2012 | Science

For some intestinal diseases, like colitis caused by Clostridium difficile, doctors may recommend a treatment that's far from glamorous--in fact, some...

Jerry Grant, Arizona Man With C. Diff, Finds Relief After Fecal Transplant

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Jerry Grant, a 33-year-old Arizona man, has finally found relief for his last six months of pain and rectal bleeding -- in the form of a fecal transpl...

Why Are Hospitals The Worst Place To Be When You Are Sick?

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Johnson

I can only hope that healthcare reform will eliminate the reasons why nurses and other healthcare workers repeatedly giggle dismissively as they say that hospitals are the worst place to be if you are sick, that they are hotbeds for infection.