Clostridium difficile could outstrip MRSA in Irish hospitals Research findings on a bug which is a major threat to medical center individuals and particularly elderly sufferers, that could outstrip MRSA, will be presented to the Irish Culture for Immunology Annual Conference at Dublin City University. The symptoms out of this bug, which is called Clostridium difficile, range from mild disease to life-threatening colitis. In severely affected patients the internal lining of the colon becomes severely inflamed and occasionally the walls of the colon use away, causing perforation, that may lead to a life-threatening contamination of the stomach . Related StoriesHeart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center selects Aprima EHRCHOP's Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Treatment celebrates grand openingBoston Kids's Hospital selects Vijay G.

Coalition demands end of redesigned Medicaid plan in West Virginia A coalition of religious, labor and healthcare activists, on Wednesday said West Virginia should suspend its redesigned Medicaid program because it penalizes low-income children and adults, the Charleston Gazette reports. The cornerstone of this program, called Mountain Health Choices, is a two-tier benefits program, the Gazette reports. The higher tier gives benefits that are better than traditional Medicaid, but beneficiaries must indication a personal responsibility contract to receive the improved benefits. The contract requires beneficiaries to see a physician, arrive for appointments and steer clear of seeking care at emergency departments. Beneficiaries who do not qualify for the bigger tier are included in the lower-tier basic plan, which gives benefits that are significantly less than traditional Medicaid.