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Hospital Infections

1 In 25 Patients Experience Infection Related To Hospital Stay, Report Shows

Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 03/26/2014 02:07 PM EDT on LiveScience About 1 in 25 hospitalized patients in the United States has...

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.

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...

Why Hospitals Might Soon Start Decontaminating... Patients?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Infections in U.S. hospitals kill tens of thousands of people each year, and many institutions fight back by screening new patients to...

How Hospitals Can Stop Killing as Many Patients

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Kare Anderson

Let us strongly urge our doctors, the administrators of the larger practices many of them are rapidly joining, and their affiliated hospitals to attract us as patients and as referrers for our loved ones and friends.

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.

Hospital-Related Infections Declining In US: CDC

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, April 19 (Reuters) - The United States is making progress in reducing the spread of infections to patients w...

The Bug Responsible For The Most Hospital Infection Outbreaks In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 02.02.2012 | Healthy Living

Norovirus, a bug that causes food poisoning and stomach flu, is the leading cause of infectious outbreaks in hospitals in the United States, according...

Using New Technology as Early Detection to Fight Costly Silent Killer

Hilary Kramer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Hilary Kramer

Healthcare-acquired infections, or "HAIs", have not been given a lot of airtime in the continuing debate on healthcare. This is really surprising give...

Government Unveils Plan To Make Hospitals Safer

Reuters | Donna Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Home

A hospital patient care and safety initiative aimed at preventing medical errors and hospital-acquired infections could save thousands of lives and ...

Why Hospitals Are The Worst Place To Be When You Are Sick (Part 2)

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

The spread of infections in hospitals has reached epidemic proportions. In this followup, I want to share some of the resources that were shared with me in emails from readers.

'Germ Inspectors' Help Prevent Hospital Infections

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BALTIMORE — This is no ordinary intensive care unit: Every doctor, nurse, friend or loved one must cover their clothes with a bright yellow gown...