Protecting Patients: Innovating to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major threats throughout the world. If we lose the ability to treat with antibiotics, we’re going to lose most of the gains that we’ve made. People worry about a post-antibiotic era. That era is already here. The good news is the global community is beginning to mobilize on a scale that recognizes […]

New Treatment Regimen for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Hello, I am Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I am excited to share with you today the release of CDC guidelines for the use of a new regimen for the treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection. Preventing TB disease by treating those with latent […]

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics

I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Lauri Hicks, medical director of CDC’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program. So, Lauri, at this week’s Grand Rounds, we heard about the problem of excessive and inappropriate antibiotic use. What should people take home about that issue in big picture terms? Well, […]

Pledge from CDC’s Dr. Frieden on Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

At CDC we track antibiotic use and the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections in the US and figure out new ways to stop spread. We’re working with doctors to improve their prescribing habits and encouraging patients to ask their provider if antibiotics are truly needed for their care. CDC doctors and scientists support the development of new antibiotics and […]

Can CBD Be the Cure To Fight Antibiotic Superbugs?

There are a lot of problems we should be paying attention to right now whether it be global warming the effects of plastic on the environment or the presidential situation but today’s focus is antibiotic resistance declared a global health crisis by the World Health Organization in 2015 the issue has only grown more dire over the years […]

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