Brad Spellberg

Mar. 08, 2013

'Nightmare Bacteria' Defy Even Last-Ditch Drugs

The superbugs have been found lurking at hospitals nationwide, and kill one in two patients with a bloodstream infection.

bacteria, antibiotic resistant bacteria, phage, MDR, XDR, superbug, infection, illness, hospital

Apr. 16, 2010


About 100,000 people die every year due to infections acquired in a hospital, according to a new government report. In this hour, we'll look at the problem, and talk about some of the infectious organisms that put patients at risk, from MRSA to C. diff.

infection, infectious disease, hospital acquired infection, mrsa


Michael Pollan Talks Plants and Food

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Mystery Box

Meet The Balloonatics

\tIt's crunch time for the 'balloonatics' at Macy's Parade Studio. The balloons themselves, which are designed and fabricated in a warehouse in New Jersey, are getting their final checkup before the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. John Piper and Jim Artle take us around the studio and spill the secrets of inflation, explain how to calculate whether your balloon will float, and explain why the balloons look better after a little time in the sun.


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