Health Alert: Most common, costly hospital infections - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Health Alert: Most common, costly hospital infections

Posted: Updated:

(CBS) - Infections that develop in patients at hospitals and other health care settings cost an estimated $9.8 billion dollars according to a new study.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School say surgical site infections and pneumonia caused by ventilators are two of the most common and costly kinds of health-care associated infections.

They concluded, while steps have been taken to reduce the number of preventable infections, more needs to be done.

 


 



(CBS) - A new, 10-year study finds women in their 40 and 50s with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often as men in the same age group.

Researchers say until puberty, boys have higher rates of asthma than girls, but during the menopausal years, asthma becomes more of a women's health issue.

 


 

 

(CBS) - A new report finds teenagers who see their friends smoking and drinking in photos on Facebook and other social networking sites, are more likely to smoke and drink themselves.

Researchers from the University of Southern California surveyed 1,500 10th graders in Los Angeles. They found more than a third of the students had at least one friend who talked about partying online.

Of those surveyed, 20 percent reported that their friends posted pictures from parties and drinking photos on the web.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    ETX Deacon arrested for 1981 Pennsylvania homicide

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:08:58 GMT
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.More >>
    HARRISBURG, PA. (KYTX) - U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a Pennsylvania fugitive in Texas who was wanted for more than 30 years on a 1981 murder charge.More >>
  • Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Tyler Police searching for early morning robber

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:35 GMT
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
    Tyler Police need your help finding an early morning robbery suspect. A woman says a robber tackled her to the ground and stole her purse. More >>
  • Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Cherokee County woman found dead in driveway, husband charged with murder

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:31:33 GMT
    Cedric Dewayne ThompsonCedric Dewayne Thompson
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
    CHEROKEE CO. (KYTX) - On Sunday April 20, 2014 at approximately 9:35am Kayla Nicole Thompson (27 years of age) was found deceased in the driveway of her residence, located in the 1500 block of County Road 3201 just West of Lake Jacksonville.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.