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Monday, October 22, 2007
In case you missed it: ER bottleneck, MRSA in Winchester
For several days, Mass. General allowed a reporter and photographer access to the hospital's triage operations, an attempt to shed light on one of the vexing problems of US healthcare - why so many patients are trapped in the emergency room for hours, so close to a hospital bed, yet unable to get one - and how the hospital, with some success, is tackling the problem. Liz Kowalczyk reports in Sunday's Globe.
The 85 members of the Winchester High School football team endured a different kind of exercise this week: A trainer checked them for the pimples, bumps, and boils that can be the harbinger of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, a dangerous bacterial infection, Stephen Smith writes in Saturday's Globe.