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Whatever lands you in the hospital or nursing home also puts you at risk for acquiring an infection, possibly one that's resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Staph infections are common problems in health care facilities, and many Staphylcoccus aureus bacteria are now resistant to drug treatment.

Chances are you've heard of MRSA, which is the kind of staph that isn't susceptible to methicillin, the antibiotic that used to be a silver bullet.

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With the availability of smart phones paired with the ease of recording, we have seen secret and embarrassing recordings of many come to light.

Public officials both nationally and locally have been put on the defensive over comments they thought were private, and the nation has reeled from phone video recordings of police brutality. It seems you can't go anywhere without the possibility of being recorded.

A new understanding of the brain's cerebellum could lead to new treatments for people with problems caused by some strokes, autism and even schizophrenia.

That's because there's growing evidence that symptoms ranging from difficulty with abstract thinking to emotional instability to psychosis all have links to the cerebellum, says Jeremy Schmahmann, a professor of neurology at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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  Obesity is a big problem in San Antonio and Bexar County. Of the more than 1.8 million people that live in Bexar, 65 percent are estimated to be overweight and obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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With more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. saw an incredible spike in the number of suicides in its active-duty servicemen and women as well as veterans. At one point, as the wars wound down, the number of suicides was outpacing deaths from enemy combatants in the U.S. military.

Undoubtedly, the rise in awareness of military suicide, along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has made an impact in the lives of veterans and active-duty soldiers. There is still a lot to learn about strategies and interventions to prevent suicide and ease the burden of PTSD.

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