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Rising rates of staph infections may be due in part to the huge increase in the number of people who are addicted to opioids and other drugs, says the CDC.
Fluoroquinolones can increase the occurrence of dangerous bleeding or death from aortic dissection or aortic aneurism, according to a warning issued by the FDA.
Your doctor’s stethoscope could be covered with potentially harmful bacteria — including Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause serious infections.
Each flu season brings new strains of the virus that are unpredictable. Getting a flu shot is safe and it is the very best way to protect yourself and others.
Privacy curtains in hospital rooms can threaten patient safety by harboring dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria and being a breeding ground and potential source of infection.
Are you currently pregnant or planning to conceive? Take these precautions to help prevent getting Zika.