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Antibiotics: Helpful, Not Magical


Antibiotics are medications that are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections. Different antibiotics are used for different sorts of bacteria. Some antibiotics work only against a very small group of bacteria types, while others are effective against a broad spectrum of different bacteria. Generally, doctors try to use the most specific antibiotic they can […] Read more »

Infections after surgery


One of the most serious complications of an operation is an infection. Having an operation increases your risk of infection in a number of ways. An incision makes it possible for bacteria to get through the protective layer of your skin and cause a wound infection. But having surgery can also mean having temporary catheters, […] Read more »