Antibiotics

A pharmacist holds a bottle of the antibiotic doxycycline hyclate.
Rich Pedroncelli/AP
April 08, 2019 - 1:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Telemedicine may be leading to the overprescribing of antibiotics to sniffling children, a new study suggests. Kids with cold symptoms seen via telemedicine visits were far more likely to be prescribed antibiotics than those who went to a doctor's office or clinic, researchers found...
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Flu Season
Dreamstime
February 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — We are in the hub of cold and flu season. If you are under the weather, you're probably thinking, "I want an antibiotic to get me through this." Actually,...
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Dreamstime
January 14, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bacterial resistance is a growing concern for communities and hospital settings. Because they are used far too often, the bacteria are mutating in such a way that...
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dreamstime
October 21, 2018 - 5:18 pm
(CBS) -- Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains – including McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys – received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an "A" rating. The scores were...
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Antibiotics
August 02, 2018 - 3:15 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We have been using antibiotics to fight illness since the middle of the 20th century. But with consistent use over time the bacteria that the antibiotics held in check...
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Children's Antibiotics
May 31, 2018 - 3:30 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is good news in the area of public education. Education for patients as well as physicians. According to new report in the Journal of the American Medical...
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Antibiotics
May 25, 2018 - 3:45 am
KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There are many, including me, who believe we are too reliant on the use of antibiotics, and as a result are creating mutant bacterial strains that are extremely...
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