infections 

How much do you tell your kids?

Wednesday night, I broke our family rule -- I caused us to exceed one visit to the emergency room per year. This was, in fact, our third so far this year. I was in the kitchen when the floor suddenly dropped about two feet. I gasped, thinking it was...

The dilemma of keeping teens safe

Yesterday Kristin Scott wrote about a teen who lost her breast due to an infection that spread after she got her nipples pierced. Another similar case has been in the news that involved a teenage girl who died from a long battle with an infection...

Drug-resistant superbug spreading

An article in today's New England Journal of Medicine described how a once-rare drug-resistant germ now appears to cause more than half of all skin infections treated in U.S. emergency rooms. Many victims mistakenly think they just have spider bites...

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