Doctors See Gains Against ‘an Urgent Threat,’ C. Diff Tom and Wendy Bocci at their home in Troy, Mich. Mr. Bocci suffered recurrent C. diff infections that nearly killed him. CreditLaura McDermott for The New York Times By Paula Span Feb. 10, 2017 Tom Bocci’s encounter with a bacterium he had never heard of began in April, […]
Fentanyl and Synthetic Opioids: 5 Things You Need to Know BY PAT – PSYCHOTHERAPIST & PARTNERSHIP PARENT COACH COURTESY OF PARTNERSHIP FOR DRUG-FREE KIDS Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. Deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids (not including methadone), rose a staggering 72 percent in just one year, from 2014 […]
There Is No Tidy Way to Deal With a Hoarder on Your Staff Drawing the line between respecting someone’s space and excessive clutter is extra hard when there are mental health considerations. John Boitnott VIP CONTRIBUTOR Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’ve likely seen the TV shows about […]
Histoplasmosis: Causes, risk factors, and treatment Last reviewed Sat 24 June 2017 By Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN Reviewed by Suzanne Falck, MD, FACP Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection that can cause no symptoms or may cause symptoms similar to those of pneumonia. But what causes it and how is it treated? A histoplasmosis infection usually […]
Step Inside the Real World of Compulsive Hoarders Recent research has changed the way clinicians treat hoarding as well as refuted popular assumptions about people with excessive clutter By Ferris Jabr on February 25, 2013 Credit: Shadwwulf, via Wikimedia Commons If you had opened the front door of Lee Shuer’s apartment in the early 2000s, you would have […]
A MRSA Infection Cost Me $300,000—and Nearly Killed Me By CHRIS LINAMAN June 1, 2017 This essay is part of a TIME series on the growing effects of antimicrobial resistance: superbugs that may no longer be treated with standard-course antibiotics. In 2016, World Health Organization leaders called drug resistance a “major global threat” estimated to kill […]
How Opioids Kill What happens in the body during a fatal overdose? And why is fentanyl responsible for more deaths than ever? By Dina Fine Maron on January 8, 2018 Credit: Getty Images One evening this past fall a patient stumbled into the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “I don’t feel so…” she muttered, before […]
The Heartbreaking Reason A 14-Year-Old Has Never Had A Friend Over To His House Dr. Phil Show Josh, 14, says he didn’t know what a “normal” house was like until he had a sleepover at a friend’s house when he was 10. That’s when he realized that his mom’s hoarding was an issue. Take a […]
All you need to know about MRSA Last updated Mon 13 November 2017 By Hannah Nichols Reviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH MRSA, (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), is a form of contagious bacterial infection that is resistant to numerous antibiotics including methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, and oxacillin. This resistance makes it challenging to treat. Often referred to as a […]
The War at Home: Fighting the Rise of Fentanyl, America’s Deadliest Drug Jon DeLena, the DEA’s top agent in New England. Benjamin Lowy by Paul Solotaroff It’s one of the more dependable maxims of Dope World: Cocaine money’s cautious, heroin money’s clueless. If you break down the door of a typical cocaine broker—usually a former gangster who’s quit […]
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