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Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.More >>
The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.More >>
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The founder of a Montgomery boot camp billed as a military style training program for at risk students is under arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.More >>
He uses tough love and a military style approach to keep kids in Montgomery out of trouble but now, the founder of a local discipline academy has found himself in trouble with the law. Glenn Veasy is facing sexual abuse allegations involving one of the teens in his boot camp. More >>
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Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announcedMore >>
Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Director James Talton and Chief of Staff Dr. Cliff Robinson have been placed on administrative leave, VA Southeast Network Director Charles Sepich announced Thursday.More >>
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It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More >>
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly...More >>
The CDC is warning hospitals on Friday to take action against what it calls a 'nightmare bacteria' that could kill patients.
This bacteria, also known as the 'Superbug' has no cure.
It's been reported in 42 states and area hospitals like St. Mary's and Deaconess have both seen cases.
The superbug has made its way into seemingly safe places like classrooms and nursing homes in nearly every state.
"They stay in our body, kinda hidden, just waiting for an opportunity for them to come and make us really sick," says Mellodee Montgomery of Deaconess Hospital's Infection Control.
These bacteria are deadly with a fatality rate of nearly 50% and standard antibiotics won't help.
"It's resistant to virtually all antibiotics," says Dr. Anthony Fauci with the National Institute of Health. "So when an individual gets this microbe and it invades the blood or invades a tissue, curing them becomes very difficult."
In fact, antibiotics are part of the problem.
"There's a tendency to treat in 'in case,'" says Bob Gold, a St. Mary's Pharmacist. "We're exposing organisms to an awful lot of antibiotics. They get a little overused and that is what's causing some resistance."
There nightmare superbugs are elusive.
Montgomery says symptoms may get worse before you can get better, "When it gets to the point where we are using every antibiotic that we have and there's nothing that's making the patient feel any better, we highly suspect that."
Gold says doctors should be carefully not to overmedicate and these deadly superbugs don't just live in our bodies.
Montgomery stresses to wash your hands and clean the surfaces around you because something so simple can safe a life.