March 24, 2010 RSS feed / Health

Study: Lesser-known bug big hospital threat

“I think MRSA i s almost a household name. Everybody thinks of MRSA as a serious threat. But C difficile deserves more attention,” —Dr. Becky Miller

ATLANTA   As one superbug seems to be fading as a threat in hospitals, another is on the rise, a new study suggests.   More...

Enlarged prostate puts squeeze on urine flow

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: For men with BPH, would you recommend the Prolieve System for treatment? It involves reducing the prostate with heat. Must it be done periodically to maintain symptom improvement? Any information will be appreciated. -- Anon. More...

Heart-shock device may disrupt quiet hospice death

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have a heart-zapping defibrillator implanted in your chest but now are dying of something else, when do you have it turned off ? More...

ARE YOU AT RISK FOR A STROKE

People with diabetes have a two to five times greater risk of having a stroke, and have diabetes also puts you at higher risk of dying from a stroke — especially for women and those who have had diabetes for a long time. More...