CDC officials warn of outbreak of rare ‘untreatable’ superbug

Seems as if the last two years have produced some of the most notorious viruses and bacteria the world has ever seen. Now there is a call from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be on the lookout for another “superbug” — carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriacea (CRE), 15 types of which have been seen in […]

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Strikes Again: South Carolina Mom Clings to Life

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Strikes Again: South Carolina Mom Clings to Life With the perplexing case of a Georgia college graduate student who lost one limb and will probably lose others to flesh-eating bacteria fear and panic about the horribly disfiguring disease has returned. Now a South Carolina woman who had just given birth to twins has fallen […]

Babies Sickened By Tainted Infant Formula

According to The New York Post, a Missouri infant stricken by the  cronobacter sakazakii bacteria has died, while another from Illinois and a third, from Oklahoma, are recovering after being sickened by the same bacteria. Confirmation by federal authorities Dec. 28 that a third infant was sick from the deadly bacteria prompted Wal-mart, Walgreens and […]

Root Canals: The Truth Takes the Bark Out of the Bite

For some, the phrase “root canal” conjures visions of blood, sweat and tears. However, in most cases, the “bark” of a root canal is much worse than its “bite,” so to speak. In other words, most people fear root canals because of misinformation. Being knowledgeable about the root canal procedure is the key to understanding […]