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Hospital Infection

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 pati...

How Showering Before Surgery Could Help Cut Hospital Infections

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Preventing surgery-linked infections is a major concern for hospitals and it turns out some simple measures can make a big difference....

Hospital Acquired Infections: A Costly, Lethal Scourge That We Must Labor to Wash Our Hands Of

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you're admitted to a hospital, the last thing you should need to worry about is developing an infection linked to your care. Sadly, it occurs too often.

Mount Sinai Hospital Cuts IV Infection Rate To Zero

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Central-line infections occur when bacteria or other germs enter the bloodstream through intravenous tubes, or catheters. An estimated 250,000 of the...

Empty Promises For Patients

Betsy McCaughey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Betsy McCaughey

A new policy announced in Washington D.C. on October 8 was billed as a huge step forward in patient safety. The truth is that it will do almost nothing to prevent infections that kill more than 100,000 patients a year.