Weekly Health Tip
Welcome to the Tip of the Week!
December 16, 2018
*** This Week's Tip: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
Antibiotics have been used for years to treat several illnesses and are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs. But did you know that up to half of the antibiotic use in humans and animals is unnecessary? Overuse of antibiotics is making germs more resistant so these drugs are less effective. Many colds, flus, and sore throats are caused by viruses and antibiotics won't help. If you or a family member gets sick, talk with your doctor about the best treatment, which may or may not be an antibiotic. Using antibiotics the right way helps protect all of us.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention