Behind-the-scenes work to reduce injuries and infections in hospitals has paid off. Further improvements may be more challenging.
December 3, 2015 Hospitals have averted many types of injuries where clear preventive steps have been identified. But complications with less clear-cut solutions remain a problem, a government report finds.
March 26, 2014 More than 70,000 deaths a year are caused by hospital-acquired infections, a CDC survey of U.S. hospitals finds. The numbers are improving, doctors say, but not fast enough.
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The interior of the nose is like a lush rain forest that's barely been explored.
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December 11, 2013 People who have surgery or are hospitalized for serious illnesses sometimes develop dangerous staph infections. The culprits can be bacteria that were living on people all along. Scientists say the germs thrive in remote parts of the nose that aren't typically tested. Other benign microbes might help keep the bad ones at bay.
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