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WGBH News The Crisis Of Antibiotic Resistance: The Germs Are Winning (4/2/2014)
Boston Herald U.S. fiddles while superbug spreads (12/28/2013)
New York Post The New Killer Bug (3/14/2013)
New York Daily News Cleaner hospitals: A N.Y. imperative (7/18/2012)
New York Post A killer hospitals pretend to fight (5/2/2012)
New York Post Needless, deadly peril at US hospitals (4/16/2011)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Scrubs Worn Outside the Hospital Pose Dangers (2/21/2011)
New York Daily News Unclean hospitals are a danger to patients nationwide (1/19/2011)
Huffington Post Judy says, "Rely on RID to fight hospital infections." (8/23/2010)
Newsweek Tackling Four Big Health Phobias (8/12/2010)
AOL Health Prevent Hospital Infections (7/30/2010)
New York Times Curbing Hospital Infections(5/31/2010)
The Buffalo News Lack of Cleanliness Causes Serious Hospital Infections(5/18/2010)
Wall Street Journal 10 Steps to Peventing Infection in Hospitals(10/27/2009)

New York Daily News Let's Heed the Lessons of SARS (4/30/2009)

Wall Street Journal Hospital Scrubs are a Germy, Deadly Mess (1/08/2009)
AARP Bulletin A Hospital Germ on the Warpath (11/2008)
New York Sun A Sunny Party With a Serious Agenda (8/28/2008)
Wall Street Journal Hospital Infections: Preventable and Unacceptable (8/14/2008)
New York Sun Medical Benchmarking is Deadly (7/21/2008)
Times Union Failing to Safeguard Patients (7/11/2008)
Infection Control Today CDC's Deadly Mistake (5/19/2008)
Investor's Business Daily An Uphill Battle Against Hospital Infection (5/14/2008)
Washington Times CDC's Deadly Mistakes (4/15/2008)
New York Sun Staph Meets Nurse Betsy (12/27/2007)
Wall Street Journal Our Unsanitary Hospitals (11/27/2007)
USA Today Governments Urged to Make Killer Bug a Priority (10/19/2007)
Indy Star IU Researcher to Leads Fight Against Infection (9/10/2007)
Newsday Medicare Policy to Hold Hospitals More Responsible (8/29/2007)
Boston Globe Patient, Protect Thyself (8/27/2007)
Dallas Morning News Medicare Gets Stricter on Hospitals (8/21/2007)
New York Sun Saving New Yorkers' Lives (8/6/2007)
US News & World Report Why Aren't Hospitals Cleaner? (7/30/2007)
New York Times Swabs in Hand, Hospitals Cut Deadly Infections (7/27/2007)
Ladies' Home Journal Are You Safe From Superbugs? (5/2007)
Star Ledger The Hidden Danger at Hospitals (5/13/2007)
Post Standard Recommendation and Reality (5/6/2007)
Ms. Magazine Germ Warfare (Spring 2007)
New York Sun What The VA Does Right (4/6/2007)
Infection Control Today Infectious Disease Experts Urge Hospitals to Reduce Infections and Protect Patients (4/3/2007)
Wall Street Journal Letter to the Editor: "Dr. Masur's Call..." (4/2/2007)
Los Angeles Times Surprise: VA Hospitals Get High Marks (4/2/2007)
Jerusalem Post Health Scan: Reduce Hospital Infections (3/24/2007)
Newsday Treating the Hospital (3/12/2007)
Baltimore Sun Outbreak Response: A Tale of Two Cities(3/6/2007)
Washington Times Hospitals' Hidden Danger (2/25/2007)
Delaware Online News Journal Hospital Infections Often Kill (2/11/2007)
Los Angeles Times Doctor's, Wash Your Hands(2/3/2007)
New York Sun Spreading Infections(1/30/2007)
AARP Bulletin Dirty Hospitals (1/2007)
Australian Associated Press US Hospitals Boost Effort to Kill Bugs (1/2/2007)
Wall Street Journal With Infections on Rise, Hospital Tactics Vary (12/26/2006)
Times Union Fighting Infection (12/26/2006)
ABC Online Stopping the Dangerous Superbug (11/14/2006)
New York Times To Catch a Deadly Germ (11/14/2006)
Des Moines Business Record Grassroots Campaign, Grants Focus on Hospital Infection Rates (10/29/2006)

New York Sun Letters to the Editor: "The Doctor Is In, but the Lab Coat Is Out" (10/12/2006)

Newsday Staph Infection On Rise (8/17/2006)
Modernhealthcare.com Tracking Ties to Infection (7/24/2006)
Forbes Magazine Clean Hands (6/19/2006)
New York Law Journal The Next Asbestos (6/6/2006)
CBS News Hospital Infections Become Increasingly Resistant (5/19/2006)
Wall Street Journal Romneycare's Fine Print (5/5/2006)
Channel 13 News Investigation: Hospital Infections (4/2006)
Chicago Sun Times Bad Hospital Hygiene Costly--In Lives, Cash (4/27/2006)
Des Moines Register Activist Encourages Fight Against Hospital Infections (4/15/2006)
Healthcare Purchasing News Hospitals Must Come Clean About a Dirty Secret (3/2006)
Infection Control Today HAIs and SSIs: National Initiatives Aim to Control These Killers (3/2006)
Wall Street Journal Hospitals Take Stronger Steps Against Bacteria (3/8/2006)
Buffalo News Hospitals Must Eliminate Preventable Infections (2/28/2006)
Newsday New Flu is Likely to Spread Differently (2/21/2006)
New York Sun Enter at Your Own Risk (2/9/2006)
Modernhealthcare.com Saving Lives and the Bottom Line (1/30/2006)
Westchester Business Journal Infection Prevention Increases Profits (1/30/2006)
Long Island Business News Wipe Out Hospital Infections (1/20/2006)
Newsday Group Targets Infections (12/31/2005)
Reuters Hospitals May Help Spread Flu Pandemic (12/8/2005)
New York Sun Bird in the Hand (10/21/2005)
New York Sun Superbugs (9/27/2005)
Chicago Sun Times Poor Hospital Hygiene Enough to Make You Ill (9/25/2005)
New York Daily News Hospitals Must Beat The Bugs (9/22/2005)
New York Sun A Zoo Story (9/12/2005)
Wall Street Journal Medical Courts (9/12/2005)
New York Daily News Hospitals Must Tell of Infections (7/21/2005)
New York Daily News Zapping Hospital Bugs (6/24/2005)
New York Sun Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Hospitals to Report Infections Contracted (6/24/2005)
New York Daily News Ex-pol's Crusade Led to Hospital Infection Bill (6/17/2005)
New York Times Coming Clean (6/6/2005)
Times Union Deaths Drive Call for Cure (4/8/2005)
Post Standard Bill Would Make Hospitals Come Clean on Infections (3/22/2005)
American Spectator Doctors Must Wash Hands (12/29/04)
Forbes Magazine Physician, Wash Thyself (11/11/2002)



Contracting infection while in the ICU adds $150,000 or more to an elderly patient's care costs and shortens their life by many years. 

September 2014

JAMA Internal Medicine

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