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Live Well Lunch-Conservative Use of Antibiotics

Live Well Lunch-Conservative Use of Antibiotics

February 21st, 2018

Michelle Foreman, Pharmacist at Pana Community Hospital is the guest speaker at the next Pana Community Hospital Live Well Lunch.  The Live Well lunch is Monday, February 26th from 11:30 am-12:30 pm in the Community Meeting Room located in the lower level of Pana Community Hospital. 

The topic for the luncheon is “Conservative Use of Antibiotics for a Better Future”. Antibiotics are strong medicines that can kill bacteria, but we have overused antibiotics for many years. As a result, we now have bacteria that resist antibiotics. Resistant bacteria cause infections that are harder to cure and more costly to treat.  Foreman will discuss safe uses of antibiotics and can answer questions about when antibiotics are most often prescribed by physicians to treat illness and when they can be avoided.   

Live Well luncheons are held the fourth Monday of each month and the focus is to provide educational speakers that promote community wellness and prevention. Reservations are not required.  Blood pressure checks are offered by Quad County Home Health at every luncheon.    Live Well is a community service and offered free to the public.  The February luncheon is provided by Petersen Health Care.