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When medicine makes patients sicker – Medical Xpress

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Despite the jackhammerlike rhythm of a mechanical ventilator, Alicia Moreno had dozed off in a chair by her 1-year-old’s hospital bed, when a doctor woke her with some bad news: The common stool softener her son, Anderson, was given months earlier had been contaminated with the bacterium Burkholderia cepacia. Suddenly, Anderson’s… Read More »

The New Old Age: Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

ImageCreditStuart Briers He was a retired factory worker, living with his wife outside a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom. Once outgoing and sociable, engaged in local activities including a community choir, he’d been jolted by a diagnosis of early dementia. A few months later, at 70, he wouldn’t leave the house alone,… Read More »