Protecting Patients: Innovating to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major threats throughout the world. If we lose the ability to treat with antibiotics, we’re going to lose most of the gains that we’ve made. People worry about a post-antibiotic era. That era is already here. The good news is the global community is beginning to mobilize on a scale that recognizes […]

Antibiotic Resistance – What it is, how it comes about, and what we can do about it

We tend to think about ourselves as humans, but this is only partly true. We are composed of trillions of human cells, but we are also made up of trillions of bacteria. These bacteria are part of us. They cover our entire skin and guts. Bacteria help us digest the food that we eat and protect us from […]

Why Naturopathic Medicine? – Dr. Sean Hesler

I wanted to be a complete physician and I wanted the breadth of tools and the philosophy of a naturopathic doctor. At the time I was focused on becoming a chiropractor – a mixer chiropractor, and adding acupuncture, adding herbal training, adding nutrition training. And, the more I got excited about all the different types of holisitic therapies, […]

How Superbugs Could Mean The End Of Antibiotics | Let’s Talk | NPR

A woman in Nevada dies from a bacterial infection that was resistant to 26 different antibiotics. A U.K. patient contracts a case of multidrug-resistant gonorrhea never seen before. A typhoid superbug kills hundreds in Pakistan. These stories from recent years — and many others — raise fears about the possibility of a post-antibiotic world. The development of antibiotics […]

PACCARB 9th Public Meeting Part 3: Vet Antibiotic Prescribing Behavior & Plant Disease & Control

>>Michael Apley: This morning we have one member, Dr. Scott, with some travel issues, so we are going to have him join us via phone. And we will start out with Dr. Morley, and along with Dr. Fowler — they’re going to discuss more on prescriber behavior, but this time about private practitioners. Dr. Morley is on the […]

Can We Eradicate Malaria?

– [Narrator] Imagine a creature so deadly that it kills half the human population. This is no science fiction monster. This is plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria. UCSF scientists believe that we’re finally on the verge of eradicating malaria. But why is it so difficult to fight this disease? – [Announcer] These wide swamps were long […]