Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-15 10:53:05 GMT
European officials are investigating some of the world's biggest oil companies on suspicions of price manipulation over more than a decade. Shell, B-P and Statoil all say they're co-operating with theMore >>
The commission carried out unannounced inspections, because of concerns the companies may have worked together in reporting distorted prices.More >>
Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont...More >>
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -
A local Valley woman says a unique procedure saved her life. It's called a "fecal transplant," and Ellen Christensen is one of a few dozen in the Valley that have gone through the life-saving procedure.
Back in January 2011, Christensen went to her dentist with a problem - she had an abscessed tooth. Her dentist prescribed her antibiotics, which wiped out her tooth problem, but gave her a much more deadly one. The antibiotics had killed all of the good bacterial in her large intestine, leaving only the much stronger bacteria, clostridium dificile, or C-Diff to multiply.
"Three days after I finished with the antibiotics, I started running the diarrhea like you would never believe," recalled Christensen.
"I felt pooped out. That's how I felt like," she joked.
Doctors say between 5 to 7 percent of the population have the C-Diff bacteria already living in their large intestine. However, it is kept at bay by the thousands of other types of good bacteria. But in Christensen's case, the antibiotics killed the good bacteria, leaving C-Diff to grow.
"It goes nuts in your intestine and it goes crazy and basically eats away the walls of the intestine. It's very hard to kill," she said.
Christensen went to Banner Baywood Medical Center, where she met with doctors Andrew Weinberg, a gastroenterologist, and Joe Zachariah, an infectious disease specialist.
"The patients I see are very, very sick," said Weinberg.
Coupled with Zachariah, Weinberg decided the best bet for Christensen would be to perform a fecal transplant.
"Antibiotics by itself was not helping," Zachariah said.
Christensen said she was shocked at first by the suggestion, but since she was in so much pain, she decided to go forward with the procedure.
"People are all familiar with colonoscopies. This is the exact same procedure," explained Zachariah.
"We go to the ends (of the large intestine) and we try to cover all the surfaces with the filtered stool which has all the bacteria that we need to restore the normal flora there," described Weinberg.
The stool sample came from her brother, Ron Jones. Doctors say the sample does not have to come from a family member. The stool just has to be free from any disease and from a patient with a healthy diet.
"You collect a stool sample, and they said, 'Get this and bring it to the hospital by a certain time of day.' Then they go in and do a treatment," Jones said.
Within a day, Christensen said she was already feeling better. Though the procedure is rare, it is gaining in popularity with people suffering from C-Diff. Doctors say it is 90 percent effective at restoring normal flora to the intestines.
For more information on colon health, visit the Phoenix Chapter of Colon Cancer Alliance website here.
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Thursday, May 16 2013 7:38 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:38:49 GMT
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised the soldier Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport. Misty Shaffer,More >>
A soldier from Wilmington returns from Afghanistan to a big surprise: a new wife, a new house and a different child.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:35 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:35:07 GMT
(KRIS/NBC) - A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home. That all changed thanks to one family who granted his wish, 24 hours before it was too late. DamienMore >>
A dream came true for a Texas foster child who never had a permanent place to call home.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 3:10 PM EDT2013-05-18 19:10:16 GMT
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse. Since the moving of Vulcan, OaklandMore >>
On Wednesday morning, the Evansville Museum will unveil the new home for the Vulcan Statue that, in July of 2012, was moved from the basement of the Old Courthouse.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:53 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:53:17 GMT
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. 28-year-old, Robert Adam Baxter of Greenville,More >>
One person was killed in an accident at a recycling center. in Muhlenberg County. It happened at the Greenville Recycling Center II, which is on Wickliffe Street. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-18 15:05:55 GMT
Spend your Saturday enjoying some wine, art and jazz on Newburgh's Riverfront. Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday. Local wineries will be offeringMore >>
Historic Newburgh Wine, Art and Jazz Festival is set to go from noon until 9 p.m. on Saturday.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:21:45 GMT
NEW ALBANY, IN – New Albany police said Friday that a mother found dead along with her two young children in a creek in Binford Park in March drowned her two young children and then herself. New AlbanyMore >>
Investigators said Jaime Clutter, 35, suffered from mental illness -- possibly psychosis and postpartum depression -- when she walked her children to Binford Park March 13 and drowned them. More >>
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