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November 2013 • #63
A Note from the Medical Editor

Did you know if you have a cold or the flu, antibiotics won’t work for you? It’s true! In honor of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, we’ve filled this newsletter with great information to help protect your whole family.

As the CDC reminds us: ”Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please.” 

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

Featured Articles
Antibiotic Prescriptions For Children
Most of the time, children don’t need antibiotics to treat a respiratory illness. In fact, antibiotics can do more harm than good. Here’s why.  Go >
Medication Safety (Video)
Over 60,000 kids end up in the ER each year because they accidentally got into medicine. Keep your family safe with these tips.  Go >
Commonly Used Tests & Treatments to Question
The AAP lists five tests or treatments to discuss with your child’s pediatrician. Antibiotics is one of them! Choose wisely. Go >
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Featured Tip
Remind grandparents and other holiday visitors to keep purses and bags that contain medications out of reach and sight of children. 
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