Hospital Checkups: New initiative at Cincinnati Children's helps doctors keep bad bacteria at bay

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is home to major hospitals engaged in a wide range of treatment, research and innovative activities. In our "Hospital Checkups" video series, WCPO asks each hospital to pick one thing it is doing new or differently in 2014.

Antibiotics have helped us feel better and have saved many lives over the years. Still, some have been used so widely and for so long that bacteria have adapted, making the drugs less effective and leaving doctors searching for new medicines to treat dangerous patient infections.

To fight back and protect young patients, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has launched a major new initiative.

Become a WCPO Insider to watch a video with more about how new software helps doctors and pharmacists to keep young patients healthy, and read information about why some illnesses become resistant to antibiotics.

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