LRH “Living Well” Education October Session to Address Myths about Antibiotics
Panel Discussion will Provide Education on Antibiotic Resistance
(FERGUS FALLS, Minn.) – Renae Lien, Pharmacy Director and Sarah Brunn, Infection Prevention Coordinator will lead a panel discussion on Truths and Myths About Antibiotics for the October Living Well Education Series session sponsored by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH). The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library Community Room beginning at 5:45pm on Tuesday, October 1st.
“There’s been the idea for many years that antibiotics are only helpful, and the use of them does not carry any risks,” Brunn said. “One of the biggest public health concerns in the United States right now is antibiotic resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control, up to 50% of antibiotic prescriptions written today are either unnecessary or incorrectly prescribed. We have to be really careful with how we use and prescribe antibiotics,” she added.
The panel discussion will address topics such as appropriate prescribing, importance of taking the full course of prescribed medications, saving and sharing medications, and new ways to prevent, detect and treat bacterial infections. There will be time for Q&A as well.
The 2019-2020 Living Well educational forums are be held the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45pm from September through April. The education series is designed to offer a broad range of information on health-related topics to address all seven components of Wellness.
The October session will be held on Tuesday, October 1st from 5:45 to 7pm in the Fergus Falls Public Library Community Room at 205 E Hampden Avenue in Fergus Falls.
All Living Well sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is requested to plan for refreshments. Call 218.736.8699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register. Attendees are welcome without registration as well.
Individual session topics and details for future Living Well sessions are available on the “Health & Wellness => Calendar” link at www.lrhc.org. The upcoming 2019-2020 Living Well topics include:
November: Staying Healthy & Happy Through the Holidays
December: Self Care Workshops
January: The Health Benefits of Wild Game from Prep to Plate
February: Improving Your Financing Health
March: High Fiber Foods for Lower Colon Cancer Risk
April: Go Green this Spring: Cleaning, Decluttering, Gardening & More
Two “Shop with a Doc” sessions will also be held as additions to the series in partnership with Service Food Market. These sessions provide hand-on education on how to be smarter and healthier grocery shoppers and will be from 11:30 to 1pm on October 23rd and a date to be determined in February.
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