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  • Marijuana patient sues state after daughter develops MRSA in foster care

    Medical marijuana patient, denied custody of daughter, sues state agency after she contracts serious illness in foster care.


  • Danger lurks in locker rooms

    At the first sign a potentially deadly strain of staph infection was coursing through the Washington Redskins’ locker room, owner Daniel Snyder told his trainer to spare no expense. So, …


  • CdA surgeon applies lessons from war to MRSA

    Barbara Allen-Kelsay delivered sweet treats to two of her doctors Thursday – a token of her thanks for diagnosing and treating a severe infection that has plagued her for most …


  • Book sounds alarm about hospital bug

    The most frightening epidemic since AIDS? Journalist Maryn McKenna slaps that label on MRSA – a strain of staph and also one of the most common bacteria on the planet. …


  • MRSA rates decline steadily in one procedure

    Bloodstream infections caused by methicillin-resistant “Staphylococcus aureus,” or MRSA, have dropped 50 percent in the last decade, at least for one high-risk medical procedure, according to a new study. The …


  • Labs urged to report on MRSA

    Spokane’s largest medical laboratory could begin reporting serious cases of drug-resistant staph infections known as MRSA immediately, an official said Wednesday. The move would give state officials, including Gov. Chris …


  • Experts warn of home remedies

    When traditional antibiotics couldn’t heal the oozing infection on Christy Carney’s leg, the Colville, Wash., woman turned to a small shrub that grows in the Southwestern desert. She claims leaves …


  • Screening for a superbug

    A new nasal screening program in Sacred Heart Medical Center’s busiest intensive care unit may already have prevented transmission of a potentially deadly “superbug.” One of 24 patients admitted to …


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