AAP: US kids get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections

Kids in the US get too many unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory infections, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The organization is urging both providers and parents to take steps to ensure that antibiotics are used only when truly needed.  More than 1 in 5 pediatric office visits results in an antibiotic prescription. Roughly 10 million antibiotic prescriptions are written every year for upper respiratory infections…that likely won’t improve from antibiotic use.

http://consumer.healthday.com/infectious-disease-information-21/antibiotics-news-30/too-many-kids-getting-antibiotics-they-don-t-need-doctors-say-682240.html

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm