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Feature Stories


Pharmacist

Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
(Published: October 5, 2009 on the CDC's home page)

Los antibióticos no son siempre la solución
Infórmese: sepa cuándo tomar antibióticos
(Published: December 15, 2008 on the CDC en Español home page)


Podcasts and Videos

Podcasts

Antibiotic Overuse (A Cup of Health with CDC).

Antibiotic Overuse (A Cup of Health with CDC)
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (4:10 minutes)

The discovery of antibiotics was one of the greatest medical achievements of the twentieth century. However, overuse of these drugs has led to the development of resistance in bacteria. As a consequence, some infections can result in serious illness and even death. In this podcast, Dr. Tarayn Fairlie discusses the dangers of overusing antibiotics.
Date Released: 9/8/2011

Antibiotic Overuse (A Cup of Health with CDC)
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (0:59 minutes)

The overuse of antibiotics has led to the development of resistance among bacteria, making antibiotics ineffective in treating certain conditions. This podcast discusses the importance of talking to your health care provider about whether or not antibiotics will be beneficial, if you’ve been diagnosed with an infectious disease.
Date Released: 9/8/2011


Too much of a good thing podcast

Too Much of a Good Thing (A Cup of Health with CDC)
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (4:14 minutes)

In this podcast, a CDC expert discusses the dangers of overusing antibiotics.
Date Released: 10/1/2009

Too Much of a Good Thing (A Minute of Health with CDC)
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (0:59 minutes)

This podcast discusses how the use of antibiotics has increased significantly for many infections and how many common conditions can be overcome by simply treating the symptoms and letting the illness run its course.
Date Released: 10/1/2009


In this podcast, a pharmacist counsels a frustrated mother about appropriate antibiotic use and symptomatic relief options for her son's cold.

Pharmacists Can Make the Difference
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (2:21 minutes)

In this podcast, a pharmacist counsels a frustrated mother about appropriate antibiotic use and symptomatic relief options for her son's cold.
Date Released: 9/2/2009


This podcast provides a brief background about antibiotics and quick tips to help prevent antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotics: One of the Greatest Discoveries of the 20th Century
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (1:38 minutes)

This podcast provides a brief background about antibiotics and quick tips to help prevent antibiotic resistance.
Date Released: 9/15/2008


This podcast answers questions from the public about appropriate antibiotic use.

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
Audio file Listen To This Podcast (5:58 minutes)

This podcast answers questions from the public about appropriate antibiotic use.
Date Released: 9/15/2008


Video

CDC Commentary: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Children

CDC Commentary: Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media in Children
Video fileView this video on Medscape

Principles of judicious antibiotic use related to AAP’s clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of acute otitis media.
Running Time: 5:35 minutes
Date Released: 11/19/2013


Parents Want To Do What's Best.

Parents Want To Do What's Best
Video fileView this video on CDC-TV or on YouTube

When your child is sick, antibiotics may not be the answer. Work with your child′s doctor or nurse to learn how you can help your child feel better.
Running Time: 0:30 minutes
Date Released: 10/25/2012


CDC Commentary: Don’t Give In and Give Those Antibiotics!

CDC Commentary: Don’t Give In and Give Those Antibiotics!
Video fileView this video on Medscape

Tips on how to communicate with patients about appropriate antibiotic use for upper respiratory infections.
Running Time: 3:45 minutes
Date Released: 11/8/2010


Snort, Sniffle, Sneeze video

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please!
Video file View this video on CDC-TV or on YouTube

Learn more about appropriate antibiotic use and how to feel better when you have a sore throat, ear or sinus pain, fever, cough or runny nose. The video features a doctor, who's also a concerned mom, and a humorous turn on a possible doctor's visit.
Running Time: 3:47 minutes
Date Released: 9/2/2009


Related Podcasts and Video

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
    Audio file Listen To This Podcast (4:57 minutes)

    Key facts about MRSA infections in the United States, including schools and healthcare settings.

  • All You Have to Do is Wash Your Hands
    Audio file Listen To This Podcast (3:10 minutes)

    This podcast teaches children how and when to wash their hands properly.

  • Put Your Hands Together
    Audio file Listen To This Podcast (3:48 minutes)
    Video file View this video on CDC-TV or on YouTube

    Learn how to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy. It's easy when you 'Put Your Hands Together.'
    Running Time: 3:48 mins
    Date Released: 10/13/2008

 

Health-e-Cards


photo: sick girl

Antibiotics Use
Antibiotics: Will they work when you really need them?

Antibiotics don’t fight viral infections like colds and flu. So please work with your child’s healthcare provider to find the best treatment for your sick child.

baby

No Antibiotics Please
Antibiotics: Will they work when you really need them?

Antibiotics don’t fight viral infections like colds and flu. So please work with your child’s healthcare provider to find the best treatment for your sick child.

No Antibiotics for Viral Infections

Prevent Resistance
The power to prevent antimicrobial resistance is in your hands. NO ANTIBIOTICS for viral infections.

This is a reminder that it is importaAntibiotics don’t fight viral infections like colds and flu. So please work with your child’s healthcare provider to find the best treatment for your sick child.nt to know when antibiotics are indicated for upper respiratory infections (URIs) and to avoid prescribing antibiotics for most URIs, since they are usually caused by viruses. It is also important to identify and validate patient concerns related to URIs and to recommend symptomatic therapy.


Related Health-e-Cards

  • MRSA Awareness for Parents

    A child's first line of defense against MRSA: A well-informed parent.

    Most staph skin infections, including MRSA, appear as a bump or infected area on the skin that may be:

    • Red
    • Swollen
    • Painful
    • Warm to the touch
    • Full of pus or other drainage

    If you or someone in your family has these signs, especially with a fever, cover the area with a bandage and call your doctor.

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