Signs of Strep A to look out for

Another death of a young child from Strep A will send a chill down the spine of any parent. So what is the risk and why the spate of deaths now? Group A streptococcus is a common bacterium that usually causes sore throats. But it can also cause scarlet fever, which is highly contagious. It's … Continue reading Signs of Strep A to look out for

What you should know about antibiotics

Be Antibiotics Aware is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national educational effort to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use and combat antibiotic resistance. Photo by Alex Green on Pexels.com Antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health. Antibiotic resistance happens when germs, like bacteria and fungi, develop the ability … Continue reading What you should know about antibiotics