Many Americans are conditioned to believe that antibiotics will solve most minor illnesses. The general public is puzzled by the growing reluctance of medical providers to prescribe antibiotics to their patients.  This hesitation is grounded in scientific research.  There has been solid evidence to support the limitation of antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of an antibiotic.  A resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs designed to cure or prevent infections.The bacteria survive and continue to multiply causing more harm.”

Want to find out more about this medical phenomena? The MVCC library has numerous books to check out.

Use the MVCC Databases if you want  more information. The Nursing and Biological Sciences link will provide numerous academic journals, magazines and newspapers.


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