Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

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A Short History of Medicine: 2000 B.C. — “Here, eat this root.” 1000 B.C. — “That root is heathen, say this prayer.” 1850 A.D. — “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.” 1940 A.D. — “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.” 1985 A.D. — “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.” 2000 A.D. —

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Doctor Knows Best: Why Antibiotics Are NOT Always The Answer

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Two important questions I often hear from my patients are, “Should I buy organic foods for my family?” and “Does my child need an antibiotic?” A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on antimicrobial resistance has helped answer both questions.

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