November 14th through the 20th is “Get Smart about Antibiotic Use” week. Antibiotics have been one of the major advancements in medical science. However did you know that antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health problems facing our nation and the world? Antibiotic resistance is worsened when these medications are prescribed for illnesses that don’t require them like coughs and colds caused by viruses. It is also made worse when these medications are not used correctly or for the entire duration that they were prescribed. To make sure that your child does not suffer harm from antibiotic resistance make sure you educate yourself. See the following for more information