There is no question that antibiotics have changed medicine and the way we practice it. There is also no question that when prescribed responsibly, they are one of the most beneficial, helpful medications we have. But to keep them working, and to keep bacteria from becoming resistant to them, they must only be prescribed when needed, urges […]
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is becoming a growing health crisis, writes Westchester Health Pediatrics pediatrician Lauren Adler, MD, FAAP, in her recent blog. Antimicrobial drug resistance as a growing public health crisis and apparently, adding antibiotics to the feed of healthy livestock is one of the main reasons why.
Two important questions I often hear from my patients are, “Should I buy organic foods for my family?” and “Does my child need an antibiotic?” A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics on antimicrobial resistance has helped answer both questions.