It’s getting colder in the U.S., which means more people coming down with runny noses, sore throats, coughs, and fevers. In Episode 8 of “Speaking of Chemistry”, Carmen Drahl talks about antibiotics- medications designed to kill bacteria- and why it’s important to finish all the pills a doctor prescribes.
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