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Bob Franken: Bitter, nasty medicine

...many of us are skeptical of assurances coming from the medical profession. These are the same providers who overprescribe antibiotics and antidepressants, give speed to kids who are just rambunctious and, for only minor pain, will write out a prescription...
Shooting for a cure

...disease is an average of 37 years. Both Deaton's parents carried the gene. Rey said Deaton takes a powerful intravenous antibiotic three times a day. "She has 47 percent lung function and can't run the length of a parking lot," Rey said of her daughter...

...Butterball feeds its birds antibiotics to prevent and treat illnesses...cramped quarters. The use of antibiotics, which also promote growth...concern that it could lead to antibiotic-resistant germs.Butterball...haven't been treated with antibiotics.Over at meat producer Cargill...
Personal struggles help author feel empathy for others

...I was in South Peninsula Hospital having surgery for an infection in my neck. From the time I was born I?d been on one antibiotic after another and doctors said I had a weak autoimmune system. After being tested for numerous ailments during the years...
Refuge ecologist enjoys fungus-farming leaf-cutter ants in Costa Rica fungus, algae or other insects. Antibiotic bacteria Streptomyces are cultivated...the queen. The ants also cultivate antibiotic bacteria Streptomyces to ward off the...carries some of the fungus as well as the antibiotic bacteria with her as an innoculum or...
What porcupines do in winter (besides eat and sleep)

...2: Porcupines often impale themselves with their own quills. To prevent infection, porcupine quills are coated with an antibiotic. Porcupines are found throughout most of Alaska including the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. They live in conifers or mixed...
CPH earns "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" 2nd year in a row!..

...measure represents an evidence-based practice ? for example giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and performing blood cultures and selecting the correct antibiotic for pneumonia care. "When we raise the bar and provide the proper...
Rare tumor causes turmoil for Nikiski family

...have flooded Randy Jeffreys' body with antibiotics. Three various medications are as little as three minutes if the antibiotic regiment halted, Lesa Jeffreys said...Jeffreys will continue a steady intake of antibiotics from his home until traveling to Seattle...
Painful pursuit: Getting hooked on the Kenai River

...their necessary ministrations -- the tetanus shot, the local anesthetic, the extraction of hook, the writing of script for antibiotic -- they give the caught-and-now-released anglers -- almost as a consolation prize for their humiliation -- the quality...
Conscientious eater: know-your-meat-etarian

...also often pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones and...agriculture. This overuse of antibiotics creates the problem of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which...require higher doses of antibiotics, and sometimes doctors...


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