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If found to be positive, they are sent on sick leave until they test negative for MRSA. The small amount of MRSA found in the Netherlands is confined to hospitals, with no cases of CA-MRSA. The Dutch believe that 'MRSA will never be solved by the introduction of new antibiotics'. 8 Since 1991, Icelandic hospital authorities have implemented a 'search and destroy' policy to screen and identify patients for the presence of MRSA. Patients with identified risk factors were screened; On average, Americans today can expect to live nearly thirty years longer than did our predecessors living at the turn of the twentieth century. Between 1880 and 1945, US life expectancy rose from 40 to 65 years thanks to greater understanding of hygiene, improvements in sanitation and clean water supply, and the discovery of most antibiotics and vaccines. Americans could see not only their children but their grandchildren grow up and enjoy their time in retirement. What is interesting and disheartening, however, is that we seem to have hit a standstill. Today, after seventy years of innovation, heart disease and cancer are still the top two causes of death in the United States. Even more alarming is the fact that, on some fronts, Americans' health is growing worse. The United States has just witnessed a fall in life expectancy for the third year in a row--from a high of 78. 9 years in 2014 to 78. 6 years in 2017. The three-year drop represents the longest multiyear decline in life expectancy since the years 1915 to 1918, when the decrease was mostly attributable to World War I and the devastating 1918 influenza pandemic. Even after she was forced to apologize for stirring the already churning pot of sixth-grade drama, she engaged me through clenched teeth. I tried mightily to right the ship with academic perfection and good behavior, my tricks of the trade, but straight A's weren't Mrs. Anderson's love language and I couldn't crack the code. I was already wobbly in my own skin, confused by my body and brain and feelings and fears, but her message came through and I received it: She doesn't like who I am.

It packed such a wallop that I am still talking about it thirty-two years later. As we lean in together for these next two hundred articles or so, there is much to discuss on what we do, what we are dreaming up, how our beliefs shape our lives, and how we navigate relationships, but I would love to start here with you: who you are. Just plain, without all the stuff attached to it yet. Way at the core of you--your personality, your wiring, the way you naturally live on this earth. Sometimes we're afraid or ashamed of it or don't quite know exactly what it is--the real us--because we've tamped it down for so long in response to others' approval or disapproval. the objective was to identify and decolonise carriers in order to keep hospitals free of MRSA. The incidence of MRSA is low but rising in comparison to most other European countries. Microbiological data and clinical samples collected between 2000 and 2008 were retrospectively analysed9 in order to understand why the incidence of MRSA was growing despite stringent hospital policies. Analysis showed that from 2000 to 2003, two HA- MRSA strains were dominant and that both had been successfully contained with infection control measures. After 2004, there was seen to be a growing number of CA-MRSA infections in people with no relation to the healthcare system. Of the variety of MRSA strains identified, it was found that the USA300 and the Southwest Pacific (SWP) strains were most common, reflecting an influx of MRSA from other countries. A significant proportion of the isolates were PVL positive. Although the incidence of MRSA in Iceland has increased since 1999, it has remained low owing to the effective screening measures in place. The research paper concluded that 'MRSA in Iceland is now shifting into the community, challenging the current Icelandic guidelines, which are tailored to the healthcare system'. Microbiology studies carried out in Central India10 into the prevalence of MRSA strains found that out of 280 Staph aureus strains studied, 51. As we approach a century of battling the same two top causes of death, why haven't we made any progress on these? Or have we? The significant decrease in communicable-disease death rates combined with the high birth rates that followed World War II resulted in the vast baby boom generation. The first baby boomers reached retirement age in 2011, and we are now witnessing the abundant health needs of a large, aging population. While improved detection and treatment of chronic diseases have resulted in an overall declining mortality trend, those improvements have also increased the percentage of treated disease in the population.

That in turn has resulted in an overall increase in the number of people living with chronic illness and consequent health care expenditure. Today, instead of vast numbers of immediate deaths from plague and war, a new and rather unsettling era of sickness is tormenting our nation: self-inflicted chronic diseases. Given our access to top-level medical care in this country, how is it possible that, even as Americans are living longer, they are living with more illness? The answer lies in us as individuals and in our society collectively. As medical advancements continue to improve health, and more baby boomers enter their retirement years, the demand for medical services is growing. But if we concede this ownership, we can forget everything else. Understanding and embracing who we are, how we've been created, is the launching pad for living a fearlessly genuine life, where we're no longer pretending or trying to be something other than what we are on the inside. This seems obvious and easy, so why is it so hard? Why do women get hung up here? Why is this one of the first areas where we start pretending? Probably because we can adjust how we act or what we say to fit any context (women have a lifetime of practice), but who we are is the raw material of our perceived worth. If our core personality is up for critique, we've truly lost our central anchor. The human craving to be loved for who we are outside of what we do is so primal. It is densely bound with ideas of worth, value, and belonging. We assign great meaning to how much we are accepted, which is, of course, a function of how truly we are actually known. 8% were MRSA but all were susceptible to vancomycin. Research11 in Chennai, South India found that 31% of Staph aureus isolates were MRSA. Throughout 2002, studies in Northern India12 found that methicillin resistance in Staph aureus was 38. 56%. In 1999, a project showed that MRSA prevalence was 80.

83% in a research centre. 13 This figure was compared with data taken from an earlier study in the same establishment, which showed that the MRSA rate was just 12% in 1992. Other investigations undertaken in India14 into the speed at which bacteria have developed resistance to all but a few classes of antibiotics have so shocked scientists in the research hospital that they have implemented a regime of 'Strict Infection Control' in order to limit the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in situations such as surgical prophylaxis. However, the biggest problem is that throughout India, antibiotics can easily be purchased in any town or village pharmacy without a doctor's prescription, or even a diagnosis of the health condition. A Tokyo university microbiologist was, in 1997, the first scientist to publish a paper on multi-drug (including vancomycin) resistance to bacteria, stating that 1967 was the 'golden age' of antibiotics. Thus, spending on health care is rising along with these trends by an order of magnitude. In September 2009 President Barack Obama delivered an address to Congress on health care. In it he stressed that medical spending and insurance premiums were rising out of control: We spend one and a half times more per person on health care than any other country, but we aren't any healthier for it. This is one of the reasons that insurance premiums have gone up three times faster than wages. It's why so many employers--especially small businesses--are forcing their employees to pay more for insurance, or are dropping their coverage entirely. Noting that the health care system is placing an unsustainable burden on taxpayers, the president stated: Put simply, our health care problem is our deficit problem. 1 So, how did the cost of the American health system spiral into a $22 trillion deficit? A budget deficit is not necessarily a crisis in itself, despite what many believe. In fact, it can even increase economic growth by placing money in the pockets of businesses and families, thereby in theory creating a stronger economy. It is why Mrs. Anderson's disapproval of my very personality outside of performance was so rattling; it signaled that I was unlovable. So we start there, because no one is unlovable. We were literally created by love, with love, and for love by a God who loves us and is Love itself.

Its extravagance is almost embarrassing. And this love is not just for one type of person the world finds most acceptable; it's for all of us. If this isn't true, then nothing is true. I find the diversity in our inner wiring fascinating; In 2004, a paper was published16 discussing the progress of vancomycin resistance to MRSA, from its first detection in 1997 to the emergence of MRSA in other countries. Whereas some countries have a very low MRSA rate in hospitals, Japanese data17 show that MRSA accounts for 70% of all its hospital acquired infections, yet 'no mechanism to identify patients with MRSA within hospitals currently exists in Japan'. Reasons for the high proportion of MRSA rates in Japan are said to be related to the fact that antibiotic use is influenced by a pharmaceutical reimbursement system which provides incentives for physicians to prescribe them. This, combined with a low purchase price, encourages overuse. Because Japan has a generally healthy population with citizens living well into their 80s and 90s, people admitted to hospital are more likely to be the old and vulnerable; exceptional longevity may be a factor in the high incidence of MRSA in hospitals. In 2007, research18 carried out on community-associated (CA) and hospital-associated (HA) strains in Korea concluded that both were different from MRSA strains in other countries. Reports of a high prevalence of MRSA in Korea were collated19 in 2000, after a man died from MRSA even though he had been treated with vancomycin and teicoplanin. A healthy young woman20 who contracted CA-MRSA had to be hospitalised for more than 100 days. She survived, but required six weeks of vancomycin plus weeks of gentamicin. However, there is a tipping point with deficits, and as our health care costs are continuing to climb and we are not benefiting from a healthier America, that scale will begin to tip out of our favor. It may already have done so. Prior to World War II, in the era when influenza and other infectious diseases claimed the most lives, the majority of Americans paid for their own medical care, either directly to their chosen doctor or through prepayment plans offered to certain groups of workers. Blue Cross nonprofit health insurance was created in 1929 to offer teachers guaranteed hospital care in return for a fixed monthly fee. Similar Blue Shield plans covered physician services.