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Second Opinion

In Second Opinion, Susan Perry helps MinnPost readers make their way through the thicket of health happenings, trends, studies and research. Perry has written several health-related books, and her articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Minnesota Monthly, The History Channel Magazine and Woman's Day. She is a former writer/editor for Time-Life Books and a former editor of Nutrition Action Healthletter, published by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Taking full course of antibiotics is not always necessary

Taking full course of antibiotics is not always necessary — and may sometimes be harmful, say experts

Some hospitals now test individual patients daily to determine when to stop antibiotic treatment.