September 6th, 2012 by Karen

We get a lot of questions from students about the use of antibiotics.  Many students come to Health Services with the expectation of receiving an antibiotic for what is very often a viral syndrome…most viral illnesses last anywhere from a week to two weeks.  Though we wish that antibiotics would help, current medical research does not show this to be true.  For more information on the proper use of antibiotics, please visit this site:

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Hope for Hypertension

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