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Good Bacteria, Antibiotics, & Your Immune System

Sometimes, a person can develop a raging bacterial infection that can only be controlled with antibiotics. When this happens, it makes good sense to use them. Unfortunately, we live in an age in which antibiotics have been severely overused. Sometimes, they’re given “just in case,” even when there’s no evidence of an actual bacterial infection. […]

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Antibiotic-Happy Dentistry

Most folks aren’t surprised when their dentist prescribes an antibiotic. It’s so common, so expected that patients don’t pause to ask why they need the drugs to begin with. Or what the side effects might be. Or what alternatives are available. Over 24 million prescriptions are written by dentists each year, and these are general […]

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