October 15, 2018

Infectious Diarrhea Spores Survive High Temperatures of Hospital Laundering  October 16, 2018 [Science Daily] “Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea, suggesting that linens could be …

October 11, 2018

You recently retired after 15 years as head of Consumers Union’s Safe Patient Project. What led you to focus your career in patient safety? I took a long road to patient safety but it was actually a fairly natural development. My work with the Safe Patient Project allowed me to …

September 27, 2018

Posted Aug 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM They may be the two most forgotten words in the debate about the Affordable Care Act. “Patient protection” is the term that actually begins the official name of the landmark law, often called Obamacare. The law remains in the crosshairs of partisan efforts to repeal it. This month …