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NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Nightmare bacteria" that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 3.9 percent of all U.S. hospitals in the first half of 2012, including 17.8 percent of specialty hospitals, public health officials said on Tuesday.
"Our strongest antibiotics don't work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections," Dr Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement. He said doctors, hospitals and public health officials must work together to "stop these infections from spreading."
At a news conference, he added, "it's not often that our scientists come to me and say we have to sound the alarm, but that's what we are doing today."
Over the past decade more and more hospitalized patients have been incurably infected with the bugs, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), which kill up to half of patients who get bloodstream infections from them, according to a new CDC report. The report did not say how many patients were killed by the bacteria.
Enterobacteriaceae bacteria include more than 70 species that normally live in the water, soil and human digestive system, such as the well-known E. coli. Over the years, some Enterobacteriaceae have become resistant to all or almost all antibiotics, including last-resort drugs known as carbapenems. Present in one U.S. state in 2001, the superbugs have now spread to 42, Frieden said at the news conference.
Over the past decade, the proportion of Enterobacteriaceae that are resistant to the last-ditch antibiotics rose to 4.2 percent from 1.2 percent.
Almost all CRE infections occur in patients receiving medical care for serious conditions in hospitals, long-term acute-care facilities (such as those providing wound care or ventilation) or nursing homes.
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These patients often have catheters or ventilators, which can allow…Continue
When you file your federal income tax return before April 2013, you're filing your 2012 taxes, and the 2012 income tax brackets define the amount of tax you owe to the government before credits and after-tax adjustments. The first paycheck or consultancy fee you earn in 2013 falls under new rules, however. The 2013 income tax brackets apply to money you earn during that year, although you may not notice how this affects you until you file your income taxes in early 2014. If you pay estimated taxes throughout the year, you may be more aware of the change in brackets.
Now that Congress has passed a new law to avoid the fiscal cliff, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, we have a better picture of the marginal tax rates for 2013 ahead of the official announcement from the IRS. With the changes to the top tax bracket set by the law and the remaining brackets adjusted by inflation with help from The Tax Foundation, this article includes the likely tax scenario.
In 2013, the Bush-era tax cuts have been extended -- made "permanent" -- for all taxpayers but the highest tax bracket. This is similar to one of the scenarios predicted earlier, but the question up until the last minute has been at what income level would the older, higher top marginal tax rate be effective.
Republicans wanted this number to be high, where the top tax rate would affect only those taxpayers earning over $1,000,000, while President Obama was aiming for the top tax rate to affect more taxpayers, including…Continue
This is an historic day at NewsChannel 9, and indeed... in Chattanooga television.. On December 29, WTVC Television begins the transition to local high-definition programming, and that is going to require a new set.
That means,we say goodbye to the news desk and this news background that has been our home for almost two decades.
To TV news people, the set is our office -- it's where we come to work every day. And this has been a good one.
It's the set where Bob Johnson and Mary Ellen Locher worked for years, bringing you the news. It's the set where Kim Chapman and I keep that tradition going. From this desk, we've announced presidents...
We've celebrated our community's success..
And we've informed you of scandals and tragedies.
We are very grateful to you that we can say, at this moment, this has been the most watched set in this television news market for its entire life.
But... times change and high definition requires that we, move into a new office. Construction on that new set begins next week, and when we unwrap it in about a month, we know you'll agree, that it was worth the wait.
Our new high definition set will make its debut on January 27th. It will be like nothing you've ever seen before in Chattanooga television is a much better experience in high definition.
Niedlov’s provides Chattanooga with some of the most fresh, beautiful bread in the city. They specialize in organic breads that are naturally leavened, and their process may take up to 20 hours. Their signature loaf is the “Wholely Whole Wheat” comprised of unbleached wheat flour, whole-wheat flour, water, sea salt, and yeast. Their phrase, “We love to knead. We knead to love,” says it all once you have sampled their goods. Not only can you purchase their breads at the bakery located at 215 E. Main St., but they can also be found in local restaurants such as The Blue Plate and Easy Bistro and Bar.
9. The Blue Plate
The Blue Plate is located at 191 Chestnut St. and is open Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Their restaurant offers both a breakfast and dinner menu all day long. As a local business, they understand the importance of supporting other local businesses and provide goods from Bluff View Bakery, Niedlov’s Bakery, River Ridge Farms, and Stone Cup Coffee. UTC sophomore Sarah Binion said that The Blue Plate has a “fun, modern, comfortable atmosphere. It’s a cool place to just hang out with people while enjoying a good meal.”
8. Aretha Frankenstein’s
Quaintly tucked away in an old house on Tremont Street, Aretha Frankenstein’s offers a wide variety on their menu. From breakfast food to quesadillas, it’s the perfect place to pick up an evening snack, a coffee, or a beer and run into a few of their neighbors. What makes Aretha’s stand out the most, is their substantially large pancakes. Standing at an inch high, they’re hard to measure up to. UTC student Anna Tribo said, “I don’t think I could ever go back to normal pancakes, I would have to eat 10 of them to make one Aretha Frankenstein pancake!”
The pastor of a local church who pleaded for help when a bicycle was stolen during Sunday services said the bike has been recovered. More »Chattanooga: Bike stolen from church is recovered
Belk officials said today that a just-finished $3.5 million renovation of its Northgate Mall store will bolster the shopper’s experience. More »Belk in Northgate marks $3.5 million upgrade
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, a Republican physician in Tennessee’s 4th District, pressured a female patient with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion, according to a story on the Huffington Post … More »U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais asked mistress to have abortion, website contends
Three teenagers were arrested in Dalton, Ga., after police said they put a knife to a pizza delivery driver and stole $70 in tips from his pockets. More »Three arrested in Dalton for robbing a pizza delivery driver at knifepoint
UTC has now cleared all buildings after receiving a bomb threat earlier this morning. More »Update: All buildings now cleared following bomb threat at UTC
It's a restaurant that has seen the ups and downs of the economy for nearly forty-three years, but the down has become too much to bare. The Southern Restaurant on Dayton Boulevard will close its … More »Well Known Southern Restaurant Calls it Quits
by Alyssa Spirato People living in one Chattanooga neighborhood are angry, and anxious, over crime. People in the Ridgedale neighborhood want police to do something about crime, but they just don't want … More »Ridgedale Business Owner Speaks Out Against Crime
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help a private staffing company, Omnisource, fill more than 50 jobs for workers in LaFayette and metro Chattanooga. The recruitment will be held Wednesday, Oct. … More »GDOL and OmniSource looking to add jobs
By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press The compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004, while a... More »Suit: Firm provided tainted meds in 2002, man died
We've known for awhile that gangs operate out in the open on some streets in Chattanooga. But they've gotten so bad on one corner in Alton Park, that school buses won't pick up or drop off children there … More »Gang activity, fears, force changes in school bus route
By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer In his second movie, the Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has mangled together a comic, self-aware revenge flick that's half Guy Ritchie, half Charlie Kaufman. More »Review: McDonagh's nutty 'Seven Psychopaths'
A war contractor knew a critical southern Iraq oilfield plant was riddled with a well-known toxin but ignored the risk to soldiers while hurrying the project along, firing a whistleblower and covering … More »Soldiers claim illness after guarding KBR in Iraq
Lance Browne is still hurting emotionally after losing his 8-year-old American Bulldog, Samantha. Saturday afternoon, he says two large pit bulls somehow made it over his neighbor's fence and attacked … More »Georgia family wants tougher dog laws after pit bull attack
Boats are starting to roll in and the most important boat is here - the one that will be first prize in the 2012 Heartland Anglers Classic Bass Tournament on Chickamauga Lake with Dayton Boat Dock as the … More »Anglers talk upcoming fishing tourney
The citizens of Graysville will have a much more intimate knowledge of municipal candidates after the city and the Municipal Technical Advisory Service [MTAS] of the University of Tennessee host a candidate … More »Graysville candidates set to debate
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help a private staffing company, Omnisource, fill more than 50 jobs for workers in LaFayette and metro Chattanooga. More »Department Of Labor Holding Job Fair Next Wednesday
One question that has come up at several of the current series of political debates in Dade County’s high-profile sheriff’s race is the matter of how much money is owed the county by bail bond companies … More »Bad Bail Bonds Over $300,000; County Waiting On Sheriff
At the past couple of debates in Dade County’s sheriff’s race, audience members have questioned how many lawsuits arose under the administration of Philip Street, who was sheriff for 20 years before being … More »How Many Lawsuits Were Filed Against Dade During Street's Administration
The Dade County Board of Education held a Work Session/Special Called Meeting on Monday night with two board members absent from the meeting. Jeff Forester and Ronnie Page were unable to attend the special … More »School Board Will Purchase Band Instruments, Radios
Sheriff Republican candidate Ray Cross got a chance at last week’s political debate at Head River to set the record straight: He is not, either, promising a standoff with the federal government to defend … More »Ray Cross Clarifies Postition On The Right To Bear Arms
Officers from the Dalton Police Department arrested three suspects after a pizza delivery driver was robbed at knife point late Tuesday night on Commerce Drive. More »DPD arrests three after armed robbery of pizza delivery driver
A Dalton Public Schools bus driver and two Chatsworth pharmacy technicians were among four people indicted recently in federal court on drug charges. More »Pharmacy employees, school bus driver accused of selling oxycodone
The Whitfield County Board of Commissioners and the Dalton City Council will bring in a mediator this week to help them try to reach an agreement on how to divide the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST). More »Whitfield, Dalton set to start mediation on sales tax
The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect who used a stolen credit card number to rack up more than $19,000 in fraudulent charges in Kentucky and Georgia. More »Dalton police seek suspect in multi-state credit card fraud
I am an independent who has voted for different parties as I have tried to figure out who was best. Let me rebut Saritha Prabhu's Sept. 30 column, 'Democratic Party best represents all Americans,' without … More »Drop party lines, seek logic, truth from candidates
A father with Alzheimer's disease and his son were at a stop light, on the way to a family dinner. 'Dad, you are losing your mind. You know that,' the son said. 'How does that make you feel? How are you … More »Book tells how Alzheimer's teaches, takes away
Question: Did the federal government loan $90 billion to clean energy companies, half of which have gone out of business? More »FACT CHECK: Clean energy loan numbers incorrect
The best of SEC football halfway through 2012. More »Ron Higgins: A midseason look at Southeastern Conference football
Smith has done his best to remain positive and find ways to win despite personal and professional drama. More »SEC notebook: It's one bad thing after another for John L. Smith, Arkansas football team
Community groups are trying to drum up support for a half-cent sales tax hike to support schools. More »Community groups endorse tax hike for schools
The state Department of Health has suspended new admissions of residents to Civic Health and Rehabilitation Center in Memphis and imposed a civil penalty of $5,000. More »State suspends admissions, fines Memphis nursing home
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking that $96,000 paid to Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering to help satisfy a repayment demand by the auditor be returned. More »Southaven Mayor Greg Davis asks court to return $96,000
Several small businesses are located within a quarter mile of the plant. The owners of these businesses said that when the Sea Ray plant closes, their own business sales will go down, too. More »Businesses worry the Sea Ray plant closure will hurt their bottom line
Local kids got the chance to be scientists for a day as part of a 4-H program held on the University of Tennessee campus. More »Kids sharpen their science skills in the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge
Knox County Schools officials confirmed Wednesday that a teacher was placed on paid administrative leave. More »Knox County school teacher placed on paid leave
The bodies have been identified as Nancy McGill, 55, and her son Donald McGill, 38. More »Cocke County officials ID bodies found in Cosby home
A Knoxville woman thought her visit to a nursing home was covered by her supplemental health insurance program. But after her visit she was forced to pay more than $8000 because the home wasn't covered … More »Confusion over health care coverage leaves Knoxville woman with $8000 bill
A freshman congressman running for re-election on a pro-life platform urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago, according to a transcript of the recorded conversation. More »Rep. Scott DesJarlais urged mistress to have abortion
Jason Burns was taken into police custody on a single count of child rape last Thursday. More »Murfreesboro man arrested for raping 4-year-old girl
Investigators have no credible leads on the whereabouts of Chloie Leverette and Gage Daniel and are once again searching the charred remains of their home. More »Investigators again search rubble for Bedford kids' remains