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Antibiotics Assist with Ear Infections

The debate over whether or not to prescribe antibiotics to treat infections continues. This time, research evidence has been presented supporting antibiotics for the treatment of ear infections in children. Recent research from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University of Turku in Finland both found positive results for children that had been prescribed Augmentin,

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Can Probiotics Help Protect Against the Flu?

Can Probiotics Help Protect Against the Flu?

What a wonderful time of the year! October is just the beginning of the cooler weather and the varied, inspiring fall colors. Beyond the changes in nature, it’s the time when we all begin to feel the spirit of the joyful holiday season, and gather closer with family and friends. There is one drawback: fall

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Probiotics to Treat IBD?

An article in the February 2010 issue of Journal of Medical Microbiology explores the potential of various bacteria strains to address the causes of Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Certain types of bacteria produce compounds that can reduce inflammation of the intestinal lining. Nearly six months ago I wrote an article addressing the potential of bacteria

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Are Bugs in the Gut Good for Your Skin

Over the years, I have reviewed many of the diverse health benefits of probiotics, and the list keeps getting longer. Probiotics have been shown to lessen the risk of: Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms Infectious diarrhea Antibiotic related diarrhea Vaginal yeast infections Recurrent female urinary tract infections Cold and flu illness symptoms in children Allergy related

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Probiotics Provide Insurance Against Salmonella

What do peanut butter, pistachios, cantaloupes, and eggs have in common? They have all been recent sources of Salmonella food borne illnesses in humans. Since we are in the middle of a nationwide outbreak of a Salmonella infection due to contaminated eggs, I thought it would be of interest to discuss the benefits of probiotics

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Probiotics are Effective Treatment for Pediatric IBS

Probiotics are Effective Treatment for Pediatric IBS

If you’re a parent, then you are probably familiar with the phrase, “My stomach hurts!” This is often a self limited problem, but some children do experience recurrent abdominal pain which is often diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A recently published study examined the benefits of probiotics for alleviating the symptoms of IBS in children(1).

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