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Fecal transplants: A new Clostridium difficile treatment option
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is a diarrheal illness that causes almost half a million infections among patients in the United States each year. The illness happens more commonly in people who have been taking antibiotics. This is because the antibiotics change the normal bacteria in the gut. A new treatment is now being given to patients with recurrent C. diff. It is called Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), or bacteriotherapy, and it involves putting stool or fecal specimen (poop) from a healthy person into the gastrointestinal tract of the patient who has C. diff.
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World AIDS Day: “The time to act is now.”
December 1, 2015 is the 28th annual World AIDS Day. The federal theme for 2015 is “The time to act is now” and the global theme is “Getting to zero.” You may have seen recent celebrity and news articles about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Undoubtedly, recent news events may bring up many questions about the virus, how it is spread, and the impact it can have on your life.
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Germy gloves and scarves—Oh, my!
Winter is coming, and with that, comes colder weather. And during the cold weather season, it’s common to see many runny noses, coughs, sore throats, and respiratory infections such as the flu.
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