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Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
VA to resume some procedures
The Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee hopes to have resumed about half of the medical procedures...
Las Vegas hospitals need to change culture
Las Vegas hospital patients can be protected if doctors and hospitals commit to do no harm. Others across...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
MO reverses policy that removed older data on hospital infections
Missouri will start publishing past years of data about hospital infection rates on its website, the state's top health...
NH releases report on HAIs
The state released its first report yesterday on hospital infections, showing that patients developed 134 infections...
Tennessee works to reduce risk of hospital blood infections
Tennessee's frailest and tiniest infants go to intensive care units to get healthier, but in some cases the feeding...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
GAO to investigate infection-control breaches at VA
The Associated Press is reporting today that several veterans who received dental treatment at the John Cochran VA...