Well-known and widely used anticoagulants, including Xarelto and Warfarin, are used to help individuals with serious conditions including stroke and pulmonary embolism thin their blood. Among other less serious side effects, the most concerning is internal bleeding.
Expecting families here in California are experiencing extreme wait and travel times to see obstetrician-gynecologists and nurse midwives. California Assemblywoman Autumn Burke has said, "there are women in California who have to drive hours in order to see an ob-gyn." Concerns have grown exponentially for the health of expectant mothers, and several states are currently considering laws to help with the problem.
CBS Los Angeles reports that a deadly superbug - carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae - has apparently caused the deaths of two patients and has at this point infected five others at UCLA Medical Center. As per the report: "CRE germs are resistant to almost all antibiotics and are more deadly than the more widely-known superbug MRSA." Read on to learn more about this recent exposure.