| Oct 12, 2012
| 4:06 AM
Among America's 10 most populous states, Pennsylvania is the only one that does not license or regulate a particularly ugly form of intentional deformity.
A license is not necessary in Pennsylvania to operate a commercial establishment where steel...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:05 PM
The claim: The Oreck Halo vacuum and the Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner can reduce the risk of flu and other illnesses. An infomercial claimed, “The Oreck Halo has killed up to 99.9 percent of bacteria exposed to its light in one second or less,&...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 2:54 PM
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on various infectious diseases.
The seminar, titled "MRSA and Other Bugs," will be Tuesday,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Friday's letter to the editor could not have come from a more qualified source.
Dr. Stephen Purcell of Upper Macungie Township is a physician at Advanced Dermatology Associates, based in Allentown with branch or satellite offices in Bethlehem, Kutztown...
| Aug 29, 2012
Dr. Barbara Royal consults at every Chicago zoo, has administered acupuncture to elephants and zebras, scrubbed oil from otters and tagged wild owl nests. She's treated arthritic camels, tarantulas with torn skin, and a starving spider monkey.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:44 PM
After a routine bacteria culture screening in mid-August, doctors at the Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento found a baby infected with the MRSA bacteria.
Screening every baby before they left the hospital, 2 babies were found to have been infected...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Two Sacramento mothers are preparing to file suit against Sutter Memorial Hospital after they say poor hygiene practices gave their premature babies MRSA.
They claim shoddy hand washing practices of Sutter doctors and nurses spread the bacteria from...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Licensing for the beauty salon could be getting the cut. A bill at the Indiana Statehouse would eliminate cosmetology/barber licensing.
The bill was proposed after the Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee, ROEC, recommended the state do away...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 10:10 PM
When you become a patient of Kaiser, you sign a form that says you agree not to sue the hospital for medical mistakes like IV infiltration.
But that doesn’t mean you don’t have any recourse.
There’s arbitration and one Sacramento...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 1:26 PM
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics.
To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...