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C diff Spores and More Global Broadcasting Network and Guests Dr. Srinivasan and Dr. Hicks of the CDC Discuss Antibiotic Resistance

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C. diff. Spores and More , Global Broadcasting Network – innovative and educational interactive healthcare talk radio show discuss antibiotic resistance and what everyone can do to join in the fight against it with guests Dr. Arjun Srinivasan and
Dr. Lauri Hicks on Tuesday, February 9th at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Bringing guests together, such as Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, MD and Dr. Lauri Hicks, DO from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the leading government healthcare organizations in the U.S., and internationally recognized experts on antibiotic resistance has built a loyal listenership and continue to inform and educate listeners’ worldwide.

C.diff. Spores and More” is broadcast live every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness channel, officially sponsored by Clorox Healthcare. Archived C. diff. Spores and More shows can be found Here.

“I am so proud to be the Senior Executive Producer of the “C. diff. Spores and More,” program as it continues to raise awareness, on a global level, of the overuse of antibiotics. Having guests; Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, MD and Dr. Lauri Hicks, DO truly affect change in both the leadership and education guiding the public and raising awareness in many areas of health care,” stated Robert Ciolino, Senior Executive Producer VoiceAmerica.

About The C diff Foundation Executive Director
Nancy C Caralla, hosts “C. diff. Spores and More” Global Broadcasting Network with a team focus on educating, and advocating for C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, and environmental safety – and more — worldwide.

For information please visit www.cdifffoundation.org

Listen in on Tuesday, February 9th at 10:00 Pacific Time–

https://cdifffoundation.org/c-diff-radio/

Antibiotic Resistance Is Everybody’s Business – Don’t Wait Another Day To “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work”

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Dr. Judy Stone, MD made good points about how we have a long way to go to be where the CDC would like us to be in both knowledge and practice focused on Antibiotics.   ” Last year, the Wellcome Trust brought us grim news about antibiotic resistance, with dire projections that 10 million people might die each year due to resistance, and equally severe economic consequences.”

Through the  “Get Smart” campaign and programs offered everyone can gain valuable knowledge about Antibiotics.  The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the  Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work educational  programs for the general public, for farming, and healthcare.

Take a moment and review the CDC’s “Get Smart” information provided on their website and diligently advocate for the safety and the proper use of antibiotics worldwide.

(An excerpt from Dr. Stone’s article)

At last week’s C. diff Foundation conference, Dr. Hudson Garrett suggested that physicians employ a slightly different tactic. Rather than give in to demands for an unnecessary and harmful antibiotic prescription, he suggested that the patients receive a written prescription for specific symptomatic relief products, to provide this sense of validation and to boost satisfaction. It would be nice to see if this can be verified through studies.

Patients seem to have a love-hate relationship with antibiotics, both wanting them, and yet feeling they are a “harsh” and “necessary evil.” This in turn leads many to stop taking them early, not wanting their body to “grow immune”—and not understanding that it is the bacteria that become resistant to antibiotics. This was a widespread belief that appears difficult to overcome.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2015/11/18/cdc-says-its-time-to-get-smart-about-antibiotics-weve-got-a-long-way-to-go/2/

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Antibiotic Resistance Is Everybody’s Business