All posts by Kerri Knox, RN

  • c-difficile superbug vaccine is coming
    Vaccine for C Difficile Superbug is Unnecessary

    C difficile is the “new superbug”. In other words, it’s a pathogen that is very hard to kill with the current antibiotics that are on the market. This is a problem because when people become infected with...

    • Posted February 18, 2009
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  • statins increase vitamin d levels
    Do Statins Work by Raising Vitamin D Levels?

    Here’s an interesting little fact about the connection between vitamin d and statins. A study entitled Effects of Atorvastatin on vitamin D levels in patients with acute ischemic heart disease show that statins, the class of drugs...

    • Posted February 8, 2009
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  • The elderly are at higher risk of side effects of proton pump inhibitors that cause alzheimer's
    Does the Pneumococcal Vaccine Work?

    The CDC, hospitals and doctor’s offices around the country are intent on pushing the pneumococcal vaccine as a safe and effective way to reduce the burden of pneumonia on society. It’s touted as being especially important for...

    • Posted February 3, 2009
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