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Antibiotics

How long am I contagious?

April 17, 2019
Whether the flu, a cold or a stomach bug, you may wonder if you or your kids are contagious and how long everyone should stay home from work or school to prevent an outbreak

Fast facts: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

November 21, 2018
What is antibiotic-resistant bacteria and why is it such a big deal?

Work smarter: Testing a decision-making tool for antibiotic use

June 9, 2017
Tool use lead to significant reductions in antibiotic use in nursing homes

A new type of antibiotic: Revisiting antibody therapeutics in treating infections like staph

November 17, 2016
How making tweaks to a previously discarded drug might hold the key to defeating MRSA and other infectious diseases

Antibiotic stewardship: An approach to preserving our miracle drugs

August 19, 2016
How taking small steps today could save millions of lives

Protecting a precious resource: Antibiotics in nursing homes

January 11, 2016

Overprescribing antibiotics can lead to dire consequences—the bacteria can become resistant to the drugs, and once-controllable diseases can run wild. This is especially common in places where people live closely together, like in a college dormitory or a nursing home—and older people in nursing homes may be especially vulnerable.

Beware the CRE “superbug”

March 6, 2015

The CRE "superbug" has successfully reached hospitals from coast to coast here in the U.S. Treatment is difficult for this family of germs, so it's important to know what to look out for and how to avoid it in any health care facility.