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Antibiotics – What, When, Why (and Why Not)
Christi Pagett, MD, Deaconess Clinic West
Antibiotics are a marvel of modern medicine and have saved millions of lives. However, the overuse of antibiotics is harmful. Learn about proper use of antibiotics, preventing illnesses, and how to treat illnesses that don’t require antibiotics.
Straight Talk About Strep Throat
Katy Ekstrom, MD, Deaconess Clinic Henderson - Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Strep throat is one of the most common reasons I see children in my office. In most cases, it’s easily diagnosed and resolved with antibiotics, but sometimes strep throat can be serious--and confusing.