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Jul 19, 2006

What do you give a sick ant?

Spacemedicinemkrbg_1 You can save more co-pay money when you start hacking away from bronchitis this winter -- another study found antibiotics don't speed recovery from uncomplicated infections of the lower respiratory tract.

The survey of 500 patients found that whether their doctor gave them antibiotics or not, they all suffered through the nasty cough for an average 12 more days after the office visit.

-- quote and image* from UPI** article, June 2005.

Well dang.  Because I was just thinking how happy I was to have gotten some antibiotics for my bronchitis/sinusitis that sprung out of a bothersome cold.  I'll let you know in twelve days whether the cough hung around.

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*Do you wonder if this image accurately represents what's in your bloodstream (or bronchi)?  Me, too.  Reminds me of a time back in the early nineties where I told some colleagues, "I know what mold looks like!  I can draw it!" and the next thing you know, my drawing is published in an EPA publication.  Granted, the drawing was part of a schematic (not an illustration of mold) but it still bothered me.

**didn't UPI go out of business a couple of years ago?

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Comments

Heh - we belong to the same HMO

Posted by: timmy | Jul 20, 2006 8:40:19 PM

Heh heh. "Same HMO". That's funny. Heh heh. That's funny.

Posted by: Phil | Jul 20, 2006 11:22:34 PM

Oh no, Phil, I didn't give you my cold I hope?

Posted by: Sarah | Jul 26, 2006 8:32:15 PM