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October 2013 Archives

Study: 37 Percent Of Nursing Home Falls Cause Brain Injury

Sadly, nursing home falls are common.nursing home falls-thumb-160x106-26532.jpg Residents are elderly or physically disabled, rendering them less likely to regain their balance should they trip, slip or misstep. The injuries can be severe, even life-threatening, as documented by a recent study.

Hospital Tuberculosis Outbreak Infects At Least 26

The word "tuberculosis" used to bring trepidation to Americans.tuberculosis-thumb-160x213-26519.jpgThe creation of the antibiotic streptomycin in 1946 largely quieted this fear, but a new drug-resistant strain of the disease has surfaced in recent decades. A recent tuberculosis outbreak at a Las Vegas hospital shows why people, again, should fear "TB."