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Local woman grateful after surviving flesh eating bacteria

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Local woman grateful after surviving flesh eating bacteria
Necrotizing fasciitis is an aggressive bacterial infection that destroys the body's soft tissue. It's caused by several types of bacteria, most commonly A Streptococcus (group A strep), but additional culprits are Klebsiella, Clostridium, E. coli …
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Judge Mark Tyndale thankful for 'blood donor karma'
However, a year ago, Tyndale was unexpectedly stricken with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) and came within a whisker of losing his life. His wife Linda rushed hm to Rockyview Hospital and extensive emergency surgery with a little payback …
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Hong Kong reports 4th necrotizing fasciitis case in two weeks
The patient, with underlying illnesses, has presented with left hand swelling and redness since September 21 and was admitted to Yan Chai Hospital on the same day. He has been managed in the Intensive Care Unit since September 23 and is currently in a …
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Eponyms From A to Z: Match the Person With the Pathology
"Eponym" is the term given to something that's named after a person. In medicine, there are literally thousands of diseases, diagnostic tests, and conditions named for their discoverer. How many of this sample can you recognize? Questions answered …
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What is a 'perfect' woman? Photo project explores body image

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What is a 'perfect' woman? Photo project explores body image
When Daiva JuodelytÄ— was 22-years-old, white spots appeared overnight, covering her arms, legs, and face. After being diagnosed with vitiligo, a condition that causes people to lose pigmentation in random areas of their body, her self confidence was …
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UK couple gets 0K bill after premature birth
Video: Katie Amos went into premature labor in New York and received a startling medical bill of more than $ 200,000. The hospital has accommodated them in the Ronald McDonald house, who will help cover expenses.
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