Overdiagnosis of Penicillin Allergy Leads to Costly, Inappropriate Treatment

This journal article notes ~10% US residents have been labelled as allergic to penicillin, often since childhood, yet, a growing body of evidence suggests that as few as 10% of people who report they're allergic to the antibiotic really are. It discusses risks of being incorrectly labelled.
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One fifth of nonsmoking workers reported recent secondhand smoke exposure, CDC researchers found; the number of exposed workers was highest among those in the construction industry.Medscape Medical News
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If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
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