• Sore Throats by the Numbers

    60: percent of sore throat visits for which antibiotics were prescribed

    10: percent of sore throat cases experts believe actually required antibiotics

    500: millions of dollars spent on unnecessary antibiotics for sore throat from 1997 to 2010

  • Health News: Effects of Antibiotics on Gut Flora Analyzed

    Antibiotics produce changes in the microbial and metabolic patterns of the gut. Researchers have analyzed for the first time the bacteria, genes, enzymes, and molecules that form the gut microbiota of patients treated with antibiotics and published the results in the online journal Gut.

  • How Safe is Your Food?

    With brown hair and a wide, trusting smile, Ashley Armstrong looks like your average happy, healthy 5-year-old. She practices ballet, plays softball, and just started to learn the guitar.

    Today, food safety is no longer as simple as saying no to expired milk. As major health problems continue to surface in America’s food supply, here’s what to do to protect you and your family.
    By Melanie Warner
  • Ask The Doctor: Mononucleosis

    You no doubt know mono as “the kissing disease,” but few people recognize it as a member of the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) family. Although the virus itself is not serious, it comes with some pretty debilitating symptoms: sore throat, fever, abdominal pain, skin rash, headache, sore muscles, and constant fatigue.

    I have mononucleosis, and my doctor gave me antibiotics. Do I really need them? Is there anything natural I can do to get better faster?
    By Taryn Forrelli, ND