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Olympus Sued Over “Superbug” Infections

The New York Times recently reported that 179 patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center were exposed to a potentially deadly “superbug” between October of 2014 and January of 2015. As of February 18, the infection of...more

Fighting The Flu - Don't Forget To Wash Your Hands!

You can’t open the newspaper, turn on the television, or visit a website without seeing some alarming statistic about the flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the flu is already “widespread”...more

Infectious? Please, Just Go Home!

The world can be a scary place. There are risks that you can control, like whether or not you take up bungee jumping or alligator wrestling, and risks you can’t control, such as whether or not someone runs a red light or if...more

Washing hands still a challenge in U.S. hospitals

Healthcare associated infections are a prominent problem in Chicago hospitals. These infections, which patients usually acquire while being treated at a hospital for an unrelated condition, can have truly devastating...more

Are Health Insurance Premiums Affected by Healthcare-Associated Infections?

According to a recent report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 25 hospital patients have at least one Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI). In 2011, an estimated 722,000 patients...more

Also in the News - March 3, 2014

HHS Requests Comments on New Targets for 2020 HAI Action Plan – On February 25, 2014, HHS requested public comment on new 2020 targets for the Health Care-Associated Infection (HAI) Action Plan after the expiration of the...more

How to Avoid Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospitals pride themselves on their cleanliness and sterile procedures. But as a recent article from Huffington Post discussed, one in 20 patients contracts an infection while they are in the hospital, and almost 100,000...more

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