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Q&A: Reducing overuse of antibiotic treatments for kids

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Q: I took my 6-year-old to the doctor because she had a sore throat with white patches -- strep, I assumed. So I figured the doctor would take one look at her and prescribe an antibiotic. But he took two throat swabs, did an office strep test on one -- which he said was negative -- and sent the other sample to a lab. When those results came back, it turned out it was strep after all. Then the...

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