Antibiotic Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Gail Verderico on 5/8/17 8:00 AM

Resisting Antibiotic Resistance

Maybe this has happened to you: After you develop a cold or flu, a family member offers you their unfinished bottle of antibiotics to help you kick it. Should you take them?

In short: no, no, no. The efficacy of antibiotics, one of medicine’s most important weapons in fighting bacterial illness, is becoming compromised by misuse. In a 2013 interview, CDC associate director Dr. Arjun Srinivasan said:

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6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Infant Care

Posted by Carolyn Heneghan on 10/19/15 8:00 AM

For new parents, infant care presents an entirely different world of questions and issues. According to a survey published in the journal Pediatricsnew mothers are not receiving the advice they need to care for their newborn babies, such as tips for sleep positions, pacifier use, breastfeeding, and immunizations.

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8 Questions to Ask When Searching for a Family Doctor

Posted by Carolyn Heneghan on 10/5/15 8:00 AM

Finding the right family doctor is an important part of maintaining a happy, healthy household. You want to find someone who not only provides thorough and effective care, but also someone who knows and cares about you on a personal level.

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Flu Vaccinations 101

Posted by Gail Verderico on 9/21/15 8:00 AM

All about the Flu Vaccination

It’s that time of year again: flu season. Homes and workplaces across the country are already experiencing the first wave of influenza. Almost everybody gets infected with it at some point in their lives. For most, it amounts to a few days of the usual unpleasant symptoms: fever, sore throat, cough and body aches. But influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death.

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