Cortney BloomerCarson City Health and Human Services

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February 27, 2013
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Get Healthy: Don’t use antibiotics unless needed

This column appears in the Nevada Appeal Wednesday health pages. It addresses topics related to the health of our community.This is the time of year when many people come down with coughs, sneezes, runny noses and sore throats. It’s also the time of year when many people head to their doctor’s office or the urgent care clamoring for antibiotics. What many people do not realize is that many upper respiratory infections, colds, and some ear infections are caused by viruses, not bacteria. Antibiotics are useless against viruses, so taking these medications will not make you feel better and can lead …

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