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News about germs in gyms
Gothamist
New York Gyms are Nasty
Not only are New York gyms poorly run, but the establishments that are supposed to make you healthier are doing the opposite. The Daily News reports on the germ-ridden gyms of the city in a fairly unsurprising article.
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CNN-Cable News Network
Child was treated at hospital days before staph death
Just days before his death, the Brooklyn, New York, middle-school student who died from an antibiotic-resistant staph infection had visited a hospital with skin lesions and was treated with allergy medicine...
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ABC-American Broadcasting Company
Gym Germs Can Make You Sick
Americans hit the gym in search of bigger arms, massive chests and smaller waists, but many don't know that gyms are hotbeds for germs. ABC News conducted a test to find out just how many germs people could encounter when working out. Dr. Philip Tierno, a microbiologist...
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MSNBC
Why Your Gym May Be Making You Sick
You do your best to stay healthy. You eat right and try to work out at a gym as often as possible. You join a health club to shed some pounds and to detox. But what if the very place where you try to get healthy is making you sick?
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NFL-National Football League
Browns Dealing with Staph Infection Problem
Browns center LeCharles Bentley recently was hospitalized with a staph infection following season-ending knee surgery, raising concerns of contamination at Cleveland's training facility.
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NBC-National Broadcasting Company
Gym Germs
An exclusive undercover report. Ever wonder what that really sweaty person at the gym leaves behind on the equipment before it's your turn to get on? Ana Garcia put some gyms to the test, and the results are not pretty.
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ABC-American Broadcasting Company
Is Your Health Club Unhealthy?
It's the New Year's rush at health clubs all over the country. Every January, in some gyms, there are twice as many people working out as usual. There are a lot of people looking to get fit. But they could also get something they don't want - germs.
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WebMD-Better Information, Better Health
What is Flu?
Influenza - commonly shortened to "the flu" - is an extremely contagious viral disease that appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The infection spreads through the upper respiratory tract and sometimes invades the lungs.
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Men's Fitness
Gym flu: is your gym a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria? Here's how to survive the bugs
If someone has a common cold, it's common courtesy that he work out at home. Any crowded communal space is a giant petri dish for germs, especially the cold-causing rhinovirus. At gyms, factor in dozens of shared surfaces, damp locker rooms, and towels that stand up on their own--and the place you visit for optimal health may send you to bed for a week.
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National Geographic
Drug-Resistant Staph Infection Spreads to Gyms, Day Care
A potentially lethal strain of staph infection was once a worry mainly in hospitals. But MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is becoming increasingly common in gyms, day care centers, prisons, and other venues where people are in close contact and hygiene is often lacking.
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Pittsburgh Tribune
Local staph infections raise questions about sanitation
The seat of the exercise bike glistens with sweat. The shower floor sprouts patches of green. Perspiration soaks the communal towels. They're gross scenes, but they might be dangerous, too.
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Channel 7 News Boston
Gym Germ
For years, killer staph germs were only found in hospitals. Now, similar super-bugs are turning up in locker rooms and on sporting equipment - even at a local high school. And what's worse...this gym germ is growing resistant to antibiotics. 7's Randy Price has more on the story.
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DIY-Do It Yourself Network
Gym Germs
We all know exercise is good for us. It offers all kinds of benefits: it strengthens muscles, helps work off extra pounds and helps us sleep better. But if you go to a gym, consider this: when you pick up those weights, you might be picking up something else as well, since anything on a person's skin can be transferred to the next person who uses the equipment. Microbiologist Janice Jones explains how to protect against germs lurking in the gym.
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Gym Germs
Putting in time at the gym is supposed to make you healthier, but if you aren't careful, it could cause an unexpected illness. If fungi or bacteria wanted to find the ideal place to grow, your gym might offer one of the best sites around. Fungi and bacteria thrive in warm, moist places, such as hot tubs, pools, shower stalls and sweaty clothes. According to Brian Adams, M.D., "There are a bunch of things people can pick up at their gym if they aren't careful."
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Gym-Borne Infections, from Dr. Kim Zussman
About 80 percent of all infectious diseases are transmitted by both direct and indirect contact, says Philip Tierno, director of clinical microbiology at New York University Medical Center and the author of The Secret Life of Germs.
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Yoga Mats, New Breeding Ground for Germ
Here's something yoga practitioners should know about: exercise mats can transmit fungal, bacterial, and viral infections.
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Forrest Griffin's Staph Infection Is Disgusting
Jeesh, I really hope no one is stopping by the site while eating dinner. One look to your right, and you'll understand why. Forrest Griffin, who was recently scratched from his UFC 70 bout with Ryoto Machida, apparently has another problem: the desire to share way too much with his fans.
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Dana White: Diego Sanchez Nearly Retired Prior to UFC 69
With today's UFC 71 weigh-ins, I can't help but remember the infamous weigh-in events from UFC 69 last month in Houston. The day before a much-publicized main-card bout bout between The Ultimate Fighter 1 cast mates and (now bitter rivals) Josh Koscheck and Diego Sanchez, Houston fight fans got a preview of just how real the hatred was.
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