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Antibiotic Overuse

Posted Monday, June 17, 2013

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Antibiotic Overuse Anyone fighting a nasty infection knows how important antibiotics are in restoring health. But not every sniffle requires antibiotics. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control suggests significant overuse of antibiotics throughout the country. We'll talk about why too much antibiotic use might actually make us all sicker. (Originally broadcast April 16, 2013)

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Health, Children's Health

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Dr. Robert Bonomo, Chief, Medical Service, Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Dr. Claudia Hoyen, Pediatrician, UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital

Additional Information

CDC research: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1212055
Mayo Clinic on antibiotic use:  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/antibiotics/FL00075

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