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On Writing: Rehabilitation and Red Tape

...breeding ground for bacteria. With so many closely confined bodies, mersa (MRSA, a strain of staph infection resistant to antibiotics) becomes a daily concern. In such an environment, that low-cost razor becomes a weapon of mass infection. That's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-09-02/writing-rehabilitation-and-red-tape
Art
Outside editorial: An antibiotic wake-up call

...cephalosporins, the last line of antibiotic defense.That might not...quickly outwitting available antibiotics. But the growing difficulty...more aggressively to limit antibiotic use to the actual treatment...winning out over available antibiotics, making it one of many worrisome...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-22/outside-editorial-antibiotic-wake-cal
Opinion
On Writing: Living in a concrete box

...house-mouse," and my job is to get up before everyone else and clean and disinfect the "house." MRSA (pronounced mersa) is an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that can run rampant in an environment such as this, so germ/infection control and cleanliness...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-19/writing-living-concrete-box
Art
Fish Factor: Rain-powered boats

...producer and uses far less antibiotics. Latest figures from the...just over 2,000 pounds of antibiotics in 2013.Costco is following...Chilean fish in favor of antibiotic-free fish that is caught...suppliers to reduce their use of antibiotics.Luckily, American salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-05/fish-factor-rain-powered-boats
Art
Love is the best medicine

Hospitals have a reputation for being sterile and grim. But sometimes, more than antibiotic-resistant MRSA blossoms - we're talking about love. Meet a couple who felt giving someone your heart wasn't enough, another...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-14/love-best-medicine
Local
CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

...reported Thursday.Antibiotics are often used - but...like colds and flu. Antibiotics fight infections caused...Misuse can lead to antibiotic resistance.Experts...inappropriately prescribe antibiotics more than 50 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/mike-stobbe/2011-09-02/cdc-doctors-prescribing-fewer-ant
Outside editorial: Antibiotics and us

...cautious about prescribing antibiotics for humans because...drastic reduction in antibiotic use for sinus infections...three-fourths of the antibiotics in this country are...industry did cut back on antibiotic use, food prices would...ways: More exotic antibiotics - and hospitalizations...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-17/outside-editorial-antibiotics-and-us
Opinion
Outside editorial: FDA issues timid rules for antibiotics in the food chain

...of the animal-antibiotic problem.The agency...gradually stop using antibiotics identified as important...the use of the antibiotics.Obviously...of agricultural antibiotic use point out that...just one class of antibiotics - cephalosporins...complete an animal antibiotic rule-making process...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-23/outside-editorial-fda-issues-timid-ru
Opinion
NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

...by breathing in mist contaminated with the Legionella bacteria.The disease is easily diagnosed and can be treated with antibiotics but poses a serious risk to anyone with an underlying medical condition. Officials said all 10 people who died had other...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/nyc-legionnaires-outbreak-10-dead-100
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NYC targets cooling systems linked to Legionnaires' outbreak

...people who had attended an American Legion convention in Philadelphia.Legionnaires' disease is treatable with standard antibiotics and has a fatality rate of between 5 and 10 percent.___WHO IS AT RISK?Researchers say one reason for the increase...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/nyc-targets-cooling-systems-linked-le
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