Baby Antibiotics Willmar 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.

Dr. Joseph Charles Vogel
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Michael J Hodapp
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Joseph Charles Vogel, MD
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Affiliated Community Med Ctr

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Acmc-Willmar
(320) 214-6279
101 Willmar Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN
 
Dr. Michael D Bateman
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

Marie C Dunn Schroeder, MD
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Affiliated Community Med Ctr

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Joseph C Vogel
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave Sw
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Timothy Vaughn Swanson, MD
(612) 231-5000
101 Willmar Ave SW
Willmar, MN
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Group Practice: Affiliated Community Med Ctr

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Gulshan K Singh
(320) 231-5100
1550 Highway 71 Ne
Willmar, MN
Specialty
Pediatrics

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Dr.Joseph Vogel
(320) 231-5000
101 Willmar Avenue Southwest
Willmar, MN
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Pediatrician
General Information
Hospital: Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar, Mn
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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