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Treating Sinus Infections Without Antibiotics

Tomah, WI - People often want antibiotics to tackle a sinus infection but that might not be the best treatment since most infections are caused by viruses. Antibiotics fight bacteria, not viruses. There are also complications that can develop with dependency on these drugs. The more antibiotics are used the less effective [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

 Child sleep: Put preschool bedtime problems to rest Statins: Should you be on one? Teenage pregnancy: Helping your teen cope Antibiotics: Not a magic bullet Dental work during pregnancy: Is it safe?

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When Cats Bite: 1 in 3 Patients Bitten in Hand Hospitalized, Infections Common

Middle-aged women were most common cat bite victims Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 5, 2014 — Dogs  aren’t the only pets who sometimes bite the hands that feed them. Cats do too, and when they strike a hand, can inject bacteria deep into joints and tissue, perfect breeding grounds for infection. [...]

Created by Sharon Theimer

Urinary Tract Infections: Common in Women, Treated with Antibiotics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Up to 50 percent of women experience a urinary tract infection in their lifetimes. The February issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter covers causes, symptoms and treatments. The infections are typically caused by bacteria that live in the colon. Female anatomy increases the risk, as the bacteria [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Flu shot: Your best bet for avoiding influenza The flu can make you miserable and keep you home from work or school. Getting a flu shot is good insurance. Influenza (flu) Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing and [...]

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