C. difficile rates plummet after hospital patients start eating yogurt

When dietitians at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Montgomery County, Pa., encouraged patients to eat yogurt, rates of the hospital-acquired infection C. difficile dropped by two-thirds. Although some other hospitals are skeptical, registered dietitian Jeanie Ryan said, "We were really surprised by how easy it was and how quick it worked. It was just so sudden and such a big impact that it was striking." The hospital won an Innovation Award from the Hospital & Health System Association of Pennsylvania for the program.

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