infection http://ripr.org en Hospital Infections Rise In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/hospital-infections-rise-rhode-island <p>The CDC released an update today on the nation's and individual state's progress toward reducing the rate of infections acquired in hospitals. The headline, nationwide, is that we're making progress. In Rhode Island, not as much.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:30:28 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 31078 at http://ripr.org Hospital Infections Rise In Rhode Island Miriam Hospital Trials C.Diff Vaccine http://ripr.org/post/miriam-hospital-trials-cdiff-vaccine <p>C. Difficile is a highly contagious infection people can catch in hospitals or after taking antibiotics. It sickens many and kills about 14,000 people every year. But there’s hope for preventing these infections as a new vaccine moves into the clinical trial phase. The Miriam Hospital is participating in the trial.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26759 at http://ripr.org Tick-borne diseases and the blood supply http://ripr.org/post/tick-borne-diseases-and-blood-supply <p>Tomorrow morning (Thurs., Sept. 6) I’ll be joining our Morning Edition host Chuck Hinman to talk about the rising number of transfusion-acquired babesiosis infections.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8300 at http://ripr.org