When It Comes to Antibiotics, Less is More

How can you feel better when you have a terrible cold? Your doctor might tell you to rest, drink lots of fluid, and do what you can to relieve your uncomfortable symptoms. You might be disappointed that you can’t just take a pill to make your cold disappear. You might even ask for an antibiotic…

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How We Can Prevent Healthcare-Related Infections

As part of our coverage of International Infection Prevention Week, today we’d like to talk about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and how we can combat their spread. First of all, let’s define what these infections are: HAIs are infections you can catch while receiving treatment for another condition. Patients mainly catch these conditions in hospitals, but…

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Wash Your Hands to Prevent Infection

Infection prevention is everybody‘s business, says APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. At Park Crescent Healthcare and Rehab, we’re in full agreement with that statement. All of us—patients, visitors, nursing assistants, nurses, and doctors—work together to reduce the incidence of infection in our building. During International Infection Prevention Week, we’re stepping up our efforts…

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