Dr. Wallach starts todays show discussing hospital and clinic acquired infections. In fact some 90.000 people die every year in the U.S. due to these medical setting acquired infections. Telling the story of a medical doctor that discovered that women whose babies were delivered by midwives were less likely to die from "childbirth fever". While women whose babies were delivered by medical doctors were dying at close to a 30% rate. This doctor realized the midwives were washing their hands while doctors did not.
Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article regarding MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) or "super bugs". The story outlines the fact that over 20 babies in Sutter Memorial Hospital's neo-natal intensive care unit have been exposed to MRSA. The director of the hospital is quoted in the article as saying they weren't sure how this happened. Doc asserts it is because hospital staff and visitors aren't washing their hands.
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