germs Archives - Carson Tahoe Health

Ward Off Illness

Take preventative steps to help keep healthy during the holiday season.


When Germs Fight Back

Doris Dimmit, Carson Tahoe Health Epidemiologist, explains why it is important to take antibiotics responsibly.


Returning to the Pre-Antibiotic Age?

Fifty years ago, science and medicine thought the war against infectious diseases was over thanks to antibiotics. Unfortunately, the germs had other ideas, and over the years antibiotic resistant bacteria became more and more common. It is, in fact, clear antibiotics are rapidly losing effectiveness with more resistant nasty germs popping up every day.