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Breaking the Antibiotic Habit
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THE PROMISE AND PROBLEMS OF ANTIBIOTICS. Deadly Diseases Caused by Bacteria That Resist Antibiotics. The Miracle of Antibiotics. Bacteria Fight Back. How Antibiotic Overuse Is Destroying the Miracle. HOW TO USE ANTIBIOTICS LESS. Distinguishing Bacterial from Viral Infections. Ear Infection or Ear Fluid? Strep Throat or Sore Throat? Sinus Infection or the Common Cold? Pneumonia or Bronchitis? How to Help Children with Viral Infections Feel Better. What Antibiotics Can and Can't Do. A Word to Doctors. Summing Up. Bibliography. Index.

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PAUL A. OFFIT, M.D., is Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Henle Professor of Immunologic and Infectious Diseases at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He and Louis Bell are the authors of What Every Parent Should Know about Vaccines. BONNIE FASS-OFFIT, M.D., a pediatrician in private practice, is CoMedical Director of Kids First-Haverford/Radnor. LOUIS M. BELL, M.D., is Medical Director of the Hospital Infection Control Department and an attending physician in infectious diseases and emergency medicine at the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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