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Antibiotics & Ear Infections

November 26, 1997 -- Should parents seek antibiotics to treat ear infections among their kids? In this country, most doctors will prescribe a course of the drugs for those ailments. And this year, approximately 25 million children will visit doctors for treatment of ear infections, which are among the most common childhood illnesses.
But, as NPR's Joe Palca reports, many doctors now say the routine use of antibiotics is a mistake.

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