Ask Dr. Hallberg: Children, ear infections and antibioticsby Tom Crann, Minnesota Public Radio,
Dr. Jon Hallberg, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — For years, we've heard warnings about antibiotics being over-prescribed, but new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine recommend just that when dealing with middle ear infections in young children.
An editorial in the journal said the studies provided "the best data yet" that antibiotics are the best treatment for otitis media.
Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about these findings, and how they differ from the way doctors have been treating middle ear infections.
- All Things Considered, 01/25/2011, 5:54 p.m.
Tom Crann is the host of All Things Considered for MPR News.
Assistant professor in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, and medical director at Mill City Clinic.