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Outside editorial: An antibiotic wake-up call

...cephalosporins, the last line of antibiotic defense.That might not...quickly outwitting available antibiotics. But the growing difficulty...more aggressively to limit antibiotic use to the actual treatment...winning out over available antibiotics, making it one of many worrisome...
Love is the best medicine

Hospitals have a reputation for being sterile and grim. But sometimes, more than antibiotic-resistant MRSA blossoms - we're talking about love. Meet a couple who felt giving someone your heart wasn't enough, another...
CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics for kids

...reported Thursday.Antibiotics are often used - colds and flu. Antibiotics fight infections caused...Misuse can lead to antibiotic resistance.Experts...inappropriately prescribe antibiotics more than 50 percent...
Outside editorial: Antibiotics and us

...cautious about prescribing antibiotics for humans because...drastic reduction in antibiotic use for sinus infections...three-fourths of the antibiotics in this country are...industry did cut back on antibiotic use, food prices would...ways: More exotic antibiotics - and hospitalizations...
Outside editorial: FDA issues timid rules for antibiotics in the food chain

...of the animal-antibiotic problem.The agency...gradually stop using antibiotics identified as important...the use of the antibiotics.Obviously...of agricultural antibiotic use point out that...just one class of antibiotics - cephalosporins...complete an animal antibiotic rule-making process...
SEARHC Receives "Chasing Zero" Award

...Complications from UTIs may even include permanent kidney damage, and serious infections may require treatment with intravenous antibiotics in the hospital, so it is critical to avoid such an infection. The most significant risk factor for developing a catheter-associated...
Recent rescue @ the JRC: LONG-TAILED DUCKS

...these birds.CARE: The birds' feathers and beaks were cleaned with water. They were also given subcutaneous fluids and an antibiotic injection. Then, the two were placed together in a large kennel with netting so their feathers would stay clean. The birds...
Alaskans taking risks with sex

...50 percent.She said a lot of people don't take chlamydia very seriously because it is easily treated with one dose of antibiotic, but the stealthy infection can take a real toll."Having no symptoms doesn't mean it's benign," Jones said.Women...
SEARHC reminds everyone to get a flu shot

...especially children younger than two), and people 65 and over. Because the flu is a virus, not a bacterial infection, antibiotics are not effective as a treatment. However, there are anti-viral medications available that your medical provider can...
My Turn: Reflecting on two nights on call

...These infections can lead to progressive amputations of their toes, feet, legs and multiple costly admissions for IV antibiotics. Some of the other individuals that I have taken on are middle-aged adults who have been fighting the hepatitis virus...


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