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A Tale of Two Chickens

When did chicken, pound for pound, become cheaper than bread? Find out by watching the story of two chickens, one raised on a FACTORY FARM, the other PASTURE RAISED. 60 more words


Facial hair – what about clinical microbiology technicians?

Lindeholm, Y.N. & Arpi, M. Journal of Hospital Infection. Published online: 22 April 2016

In 2014 Wakeam et al. in this journal published their results from a cross-sectional study which compared facial bacterial colonization rates of potential nosocomial significance among 408 male healthcare workers with and without facial hair.1 All participants in this study had routine direct patient contact.

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LA-MRSA: The Never-ending Sequel

Over the last years, we have been getting used to the fact, that commercial pig, veal, and chicken farms, as well as horse breeding, is associated with a risk of animal to human transmission of livestock-associated Methicillin-resistant… 207 more words


Gee Staphy, Why So Virulent?

Staph aureus has been living happily on human skin for literally (yuck, I am figuratively sick of that word) 1,000,000 years.  We have naively been enjoying what we believed to be a benign commensal relationship with… 282 more words


Penicillin: Dr. Fleming Opens Up a Pandora's Box

Dr. Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in the 1920’s but it wasn’t until the the 1940’s that the antibiotic became widely produced and widely distributed. In 1945 Dr Fleming was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. 563 more words


Uh, no.  Silly question right, I mean who would borrow another person’s razor? Well it happens.

You’re in the family shower and forgot to bring in your razor, but hey, someone else conveniently left theirs. 243 more words


small and sustainable

I’m beginning a few new small, sustainable, steps in my path to wholeness.

1. Eat real food. As much as possible. Eat organic. Eat lots of fruits and veggies. 150 more words