Tag Archives: germs

MRSA Update

MRSA Update

What’s the latest news about MRSA bacteria? A family member has this dangerous infection. Beth J. North Carolina MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphlococcus aureus) is an ordinary germ that became dangerous when it was no longer vulnerable to penicillin and the other “-cillin” antibiotics. MRSA infections have been occurring in hospitals for years, but a new type […] ... More
Coughs, Colds, and Flu

Coughs, Colds, and Flu

You’ve heard it before, but the most effective strategy to fight germs is to wash your hands regularly. Using soap and warm water is best, and alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a good alternative when away from a sink. Get plenty of rest and eat well, too. If you do get a cold, your local pharmacist […] ... More