The Dos and Don’ts of Antibiotic Use

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When properly used, antibiotics are wonderful, live-saving medicines that fight infections caused by bacteria. When antibiotics are needed and used properly, the benefits usually outweigh the risks of side effects. But, antibiotics aren’t always the answer for an illness. Often, too many antibiotics are prescribed unnecessarily, which threaten its usefulness. Taking antibiotics when not needed… Read more »

Healthy Halloween!

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Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? (Mine is KitKat). But too much of a good thing is, well, too much! A word of caution: don’t make Halloween an opportunity to binge on your favorite treats. Yo-yo sugar levels can cause havoc with your blood sugar. Too much junk food can lead to weight gain…. Read more »

A Word About Antibiotic Use

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say, “Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections, but NOT viral infections. The common cold and the flu are viral infections, so avoid using antibiotics if you have one of these. Using antibiotics when they are not needed causes some bacteria to become resistant to the antibiotic, and therefore… Read more »

Tips to Stay Healthy this Fall

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With colder weather comes more opportunity of contracting upper respiratory illnesses like head and chest colds, and the flu. Take a few simple steps to help lessen your chances of getting ill this fall. Your best bet to avoid getting the flu is to get a flu vaccine. The earlier in the season you get… Read more »