Infectious Disease

Rockland County Health Official: “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better”

Rockland County (NY) Health Department’s Commissioner of Health, Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, DO, MPH, DABFM, FAAFP, recently penned an article for parents of children to explain why “Bacteria Aren’t the Enemy: Why Messy Can Be Better.” The article…

CDC Study Estimates National Trends in Antibiotic Use Among US Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just published a study estimating patterns of US inpatient antibiotic use in recent years. The findings showed more widespread use by U.S. hospitals of powerful antibiotics designed to fight infections when less-robust…