What you need to know about this pesky, painful condition.
There's a time for bed rest and a time to see the doctor. And then there's a time to head to the ER.
Miguel Munoz thought he just had the flu and back pain. He soon found himself in a fight for his life.
It felt like the flu, but turned into something much more serious. A new mother gets fast care—for her and for her baby.
Immediate treatment with antibiotics is critical for older adults, as untreated cases can lead to bloodstream infection and death.
Clostridium novyi-NT can cause gangrene and sepsis if infection runs amok, but when injected into a tumor, it appears to attack the cancer directly.
The right antibiotic at the right time, in the right amount, could help fight resistance to this critical line of treatment.
Helped along by grit, her granddaughter and a pair of therapists, an 87-year-old woman finds her strength after a brush with death.
More research on individual strains of these good bacteria may be needed.