LIKE GLACIERS EVERYWHERE, THIS ONE IN THE SWISS ALPS IS MELTING FAST. THE BLUE SHOWS IT AS IT WAS IN 1989 (L) AND IN 2017 (R). PHOTOS BY NASA
Friday, 23 September 2016
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A confined animal feeding operation. "Unnecessary or incorrect antibiotic use in...agricultural production has worsened the problem." USGS photo.
Several times a week Brad Spellberg struggles with a difficult decision. A patient stumbles into his emergency room in southern California suffering from familiar symptoms: pressure when she urinates, pain in her side, fever and nausea. Based on these clues Spellberg can quickly diagnose the problem as a kidney infection, but the trouble lies in deciding what he should do next. He knows the patient is hurting and of course he wants to help, but more than his patient’s health hangs in the balance. Story here.