Baby Antibiotics Inver Grove Heights MN

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children's immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad'spectrum antibiotics.

Lisa Bransford L.Ac, Ma.OM
(651) 644-4460
2388 Universtiy Ave West
Saint Paul, MN
Business
Pediatric Acupuncture and Wellness Center
Specialties
Pediatrics
Doctor Information
Medical School: Northwestern Health Sciences University Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2009

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Donna Hoffman, MD
(952) 831-4454
3955 Parklawn Ave
Edina, MN
Business
Southdale Pediatrics Associates Edina
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Dr. Laurel Ruth Anderson
(651) 455-9697
5975 Carmen Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Julia Elizabeth Kelley, MD
(952) 997-2572
5975 Carmen Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1992

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William Tyler Read, MD
(903) 593-9800
8735 Concord Ct (H)
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1956

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Vicki Thomson
(952) 927-7337
7025 France Avenue South
Edina, MN
Business
Edina Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Most insurance plans accepted. Call to verify that your plan is covered.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minneapolis Children's Hospital
Residency Training: University of Minnesota
Medical School: University of Minnesota, 1977
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Physicians Network
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Icelandic,Somali

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Bernadette S Coden-Festin, MD
(952) 993-4900
3007 Harbor Ln N
Plymouth, MN
Business
Park Nicollet Clinic Plymouth
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Debra Anne Weimerskirch, MD
(651) 552-2600
5625 Cenex Dr
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1993

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Anderson Laurel R MD
(651) 455-9697
5975 Carmen Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN
 
Laurel Ruth Anderson, MD
(651) 455-9697
5975 Carmen Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Babies, Antibiotics, and Asthma

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By Kris Kucera

Conventional wisdom tells us that babies and germs make a bad mix. Since children’s immune systems generally aren’t fully functional until their second birthday, diligent moms and dads pay special attention to cleanliness and proper sanitation. And when babies come down with bugs, well-intentioned pediatricians often prescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics. Unfortunately, giving antibiotics to infants—even just one course—in their first year of life may double their susceptibility to asthma, compared to antibiotic-free babies, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with BC’s Centre for Disease Control and Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. Scrutinizing eight studies, which surveyed more than 12,000 children, the researchers’ data indirectly support the hygiene hypothesis—the idea that in developed countries, kids’ reduced exposure to germs may actually impede their immune responses. Critics argue that although pediatric exposure to germs is essential, certain bacterial infections necessitate antibiotic treatment as a safety measure. Also, they point out, the hygiene hypothesis fails in inner cities, where asthma rates in underprivileged youths have soared, even though most of these kids live amid substandard levels of hygiene. With the jury still out, concerned parents should ask their pediatricians for blood work before they agree to medicate their infants, preventing needless antibiotic treatments for viral infections or illnesses with undetermined causes.

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