Items Tagged ‘infection’

March 21, 2013

Vaginal products popular, some linked to infections

By Logan Lafferty

Many personal lubricants, like K-Y jelly, contain glycerin which breaks down to sugars and promotes yeast infections and possibly also bacterial vaginosis, noted Dr. Mary Marnach, a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. “For this reason I recommend lubricants without glycerin such as Astroglide Free and those that are […]

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Tags: Astroglide Free, bacterial vaginosis, Dr. Mary Marnach, glycerin, infection, K-Y jelly, Reuters, vaginal products, yeast infections

March 18, 2013

Superbugs: Should You Be Worried?

By Logan Lafferty

Though the germs are spread by person-to-person contact, it’s very unlikely that they would cause an infection in an otherwise healthy individual…That said, if you happen to go to the hospital, make sure to ask any doctor or nurse who touches you to wash their hands, Herrera says. It sounds like a simple request, but […]

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Tags: catheters, CRE, Dr. Priya Sampathkumar, germs, infection, IVs, Prevention, superbug

January 2, 2013

Flu Surge Has Health Officials Worried

By Logan Lafferty

A sudden spike in flu cases over the holidays is filling emergency rooms and urgent care centers across the state and has health officials fearing this could be one of the worst influenza seasons in years…The Mayo Clinic’s hospital in Mankato now has 15 patients with the flu, said Kevin Burns, director of public affairs […]

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Tags: flu, infection, Influenza, Kevin Burns, Mankato, Star Tribune

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