Checkup Newsroom (Antibiotics)

2019
July
23,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
Previously, I looked at the safety and research of essential oils and children. Today, I will answer more questions asked on my Facebook page. Effectiveness/General Use Do they really work or is it a mind over matter thing? I think that ther...
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2018
July
19,
2018
| 05:19 PM America/Chicago
A new study shows that too often, doctors and Advance Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants) prescribe an antibiotic as an answer to all needs. But the truth is that those rampant prescriptions may be causing more harm than...
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April
05,
2018
| 04:28 PM America/Chicago
An interesting study came out in the JAMA Pediatrics journal this week. It’s caused a lot of worrisome headlines. I read the paper during my lunch hour this week. It seems to be a decent study (sometimes studies aren’t that good. Remember that the...
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2017
March
03,
2017
| 08:41 PM America/Chicago
The World Health Organization (WHO) released its list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” – a catalogue of 12 bacterial species that pose the greatest threat to human health. WHO says the list is an effort to “guide and promote research a...
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2016
November
10,
2016
| 05:24 PM America/Chicago
1. All ear pain is an ear infection. Ear pain can be caused by many different factors. Often kids just play with or point to their ears. If the child is otherwise cranky, sick or not sleeping well, parents will assume there is an ear infection. Ho...
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January
20,
2016
| 05:46 PM America/Chicago
Parents bring their child to see Audrey Rogers, M.D., with a cold and at the end of the visit, the mom or dad often asks the question, “Aren’t you going to prescribe an antibiotic?” Dr. Rogers explains that there’s really not a cure for a common c...
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2015
February
17,
2015
| 05:36 PM America/Chicago
Doctors complain about patient demands. Patients sometimes complain that doctors don’t give them what they want. A recent study done in the adult oncology world and published in JAMA, found that doctors had a perception that patients were demandin...
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2014
November
11,
2014
| 10:07 PM America/Chicago
You child developed a rash after taking amoxicillin or diarrhea after taking Omnicef.But, is he allergic?Listing medications as an allergy may not seem like a big deal, but it can have significant consequences: Your doctor may have to choose “stronge...
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April
24,
2014
| 04:56 PM America/Chicago
Miley Cyrus broke young girls’ hearts across the country when she canceled the remainder of her U.S. tour, following a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic prescribed for a sinus infection. After spending a week in a Kansas City hospital, she’s ...
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