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When A Trip To The Doctor Leads To A Chat About Antibiotics

The latest NPR-IBM Watson Health Poll finds that medical visits for symptoms of infections are common and that many people get an antibiotic under those circumstances. But a talk is in order first.
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Sniffles, sore throats and fevers seem to be all around lately.

If things get bad enough for you or a loved one to seek care, what are your expectations about treatment? Do you want a prescription for an antibiotic if symptoms suggest an infection?

We decided to ask Americans in the . We found that visits for symptoms that could be from an infection were common and that most people who saw a health professional under

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