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The Fragility of Life and Lung: My Dad's Severe Pneumonia Story

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I am not the kind of person who wants to forget trauma and suffering. Rather, I want to cherish it. I want to remember that life is fragile no matter my effort to prevent another cancer -- no matter my dad's effort to stay active, healthy and strong.

Contact Sports Athletes More Likely To Carry MRSA

Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner Published: 10/09/2014 10:41 AM EDT on LiveScience College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are mo...

Lynne Peeples

'Not What The Doctor Ordered' | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic. In a 2-1 decision released T...

The Gross Truth About Trying On A New Swimsuit

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 07.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Trying on a new swimsuit is enough to cause nightmares, but not for the reason you think. It turns out the scary part of sampling a new suit goes far ...

Holy Pig! Put Down the Pork!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Breeding pigs spend most of their lives in crates only inches larger than their bodies. Crushing boredom and depression cause compulsive behaviors like head-banging. Do you really want your choices to support such a system?

Pets May Carry The Same Strain Of This Antibiotic-Resistant Bug As Their Owners

Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Staff Writer Published: 05/13/2014 03:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Cats and dogs can get infected with MRSA bacteria — a...


Tom Deegan | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Unfortunately, efforts to stop the spread of these hospital born-and-bred mutants have focused so far on changing human behavior by reprogramming bedside caregivers.

Flesh-Eating Bacteria At NYC School; Parents Not Notified

Posted 11.14.2013 | New York

Education officials in the Bronx didn't feel the need to tell parents that a flesh-eating bacteria had been detected in a Bronx school. MRSA (meth...

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Open Heart

Tom Deegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has finally put a hard number on the number of persons who die each year as a result of infection from bacteria resistant to antibiotics: 23,000. The hospital setting is where most of these superbugs are born, raised and transmitted.

Buccaneers Treated For Staph Infections

AP | FRED GOODALL | Posted 08.23.2013 | Sports

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks and kicker Lawrence Tynes are being treated for MRSA infections. Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik co...

The Dangerous Thing That May Be Lurking In Your Milk | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living

Cows could be feeding us more than milk and beef – they could also be responsible for a potential MRSA pandemic, according to a study from the Ameri...

If Your Vet Thinks Your Pet Needs Antibiotics, Ask Him to Do This First

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The decision to use antibiotics should never be taken lightly. They should not be prescribed unless absolutely necessary. Aside from the ability of bacteria to mutate and develop resistance to antibiotics, these drugs also have side effects.

We Can Dramatically Decrease Deadly Infections in America's Hospital Patients

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Recently we announced a major new finding - a simple way to save tens of thousands of lives. Around 100,000 people die every year because of infecti...

Public Health Warning: This Meat May Contain Life-threatening Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

Andrew Gunther | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Andrew Gunther

Is it acceptable that an accidental spillage in the kitchen refrigerator or the incorrect handling or cooking of meat at a restaurant can now result in a life-threatening -- yet entirely preventable -- antibiotic-resistant disease? Well, Big Ag seems to think so.

Britain's Top Health Official Issues Dire Warning On Antibiotic Resistance

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Kate Kelland LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients having minor sur...

Rising Resistance: New Film Explores Superbug Spread As Health Concerns Grow

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to my blog, Toxic Tracks. Please send along any feedback via email or Twitter. A new documentary aims to address an issue that "affects milli...

FDA Should Share Data About Livestock on Drugs

Robert Lawrence | Posted 02.09.2013 | Home
Robert Lawrence

To my mind, the most urgent argument for making the data public is that this syndrome of drug misuse in food animals is one cause of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that infect humans.

Did Obamacare Help or Harm the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation in Tennessee?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As infectious disease doctors, we routinely care for patients with meningitis, but never have we treated a case of aspergillus meningitis, the type of fungal infection that has caused more than a dozen deaths and sickened nearly 200 people in Tennessee and other states.

5 Hidden Dangers At The Gym

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Similar to a hospital, you'd expect the gym to be a healthy and safe place. But also similar to a hospital, gyms can have lurking, hidden dangers that leave you injured or sick if you're not careful.

Catherine Pearson

Good News About 'Super Bugs' In The Military | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

Cases of MRSA are declining in the military, according to new figures, and while researchers are not exactly sure what is causing the drop, they say i...

Ending FDA Paralysis on Antibiotics With Two Court Victories and a Push for Transparency

Peter Lehner | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's time for FDA to step up and ensure that antibiotics are preserved for when we need them most: to heal sick people.

Scientists Gain Insight Into Antibiotic Resistance Of MRSA

Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Scientists have gained new clues into what makes certain strains of Staphylococcus aureus so resistant to antibiotics. Researchers from Massachuse...

Lynne Peeples

Superbugs Threatening More Children, 'Supermoms' Targeting Antibiotic Use On Farms | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

Everly Macario recalls the "primal shriek" her son released one fateful April morning in 2004. By the end of the day, Simon Sparrow, who had not yet t...

Lynne Peeples

The Worst Environmental Pollutant: Antibiotics? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.10.2012 | Green

Waste from people, pets, pigs and even seagulls may be playing a significant role in the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, including methicilli...