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Medical News Today: Fish slime: An answer to antibiotic resistance?

As antibiotic resistance continues to make headlines, researchers are ramping up their search for ways to turn the tide. A recent study focuses on fish slime. A recent study investigates whether the slimy coating of fish could have antibiotic powers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), antibiotic resistance is “one of… Read More »

Prescribing unnecessary antibiotics is the path of least resistance

During my urgent care shifts, I see 20 to 30 people with viral upper respiratory infections. They are all feeling miserable, and they just want to feel better. They want an impressive-sounding diagnosis to justify their suffering to themselves, their spouses, and their bosses. They want a prescription medication which will immediately cure their illness,… Read More »