antibiotic resistance


Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics have long been used as a powerful tool for fighting infections caused by bacteria. However, improper use can actually be detrimental to your health, defeating their life-saving, healing characteristics. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics are leading contributors to antibiotic resistance, a problem the World Health Organization has said is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security and development today. The resistance not only challenges treatment options but opens the door to superbugs or viruses that can overwhelm our population. While it may be easy to turn the other cheek to global issues, antibiotic resistance can mean longer hospital stays, higher medical costs and increased mortality risks to you. 

So, what can you do to slow down the creation of superbugs, and what’s on the horizon in new antibiotic treatments for infections?

Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Baptist Hospital and Chief Population Health Officer at Baptist Health.
Timothy Gauthier, Pharm.D., Manager of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Program and Pharmacy Residency Program Director.

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