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Ask Dr. Oz: Post Op #31

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Audience member Iris asks Dr. Oz if taking antibiotics over a long period of time is harmful. Iris is taking her antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. Iris confirms her doctor has indicated that she may need to take the meds for about a year.

Dr. Oz answers that the length of time one takes antibiotics depends on the bug. For a bone or heart infection, a person may have to take meds for six weeks or more. Dr. Oz explains that doctors make sure antibiotics are taken until 100% of the infection is gone, otherwise, the small percentage of bugs that still remain will come back.

Dr. Oz asserts that he needs to know more about Iris’ history to know why the doctors have her taking antibiotics for such a long time. His immediate thought is that Iris might have a weak immune system, which might be prompting the infections.

An audience member asks Dr. Oz if having a heart stent (a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrowed or weakened arteries in the body) requires one to be on blood thinners all the time.

Dr. Oz answers that blood thinning medicine can often be used by someone for at least two years after surgery, or, until the artery is fully healed. Blood thinning medicine like Plavix® prevent sticky blood platelets from building up and adhering to the stent, allowing constant blood flow through the affected artery.

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    When you hear about a place that still sells records, located in a hip neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, you enter that store with certain expectations. One of them being: you hope the guy behind the counter talks about music the way Cory Fierman does."I think it's just like the most important thing to you," he says. "I don't know how to describe it. It's the most important thing to me. It's like another language."Cory manages Greenpoint's Academy Records Annex, where they want you ...
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