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Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism welcomes Loveless as new leader

TOPEKA, Kan. – Gov. Laura Kelly has named Brad Loveless to be secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. His appointment was effective Jan. 14, 2019.

Loveless is familiar to many Kansans and to KDWPT staff as a leader in conservation and environmental programs. He comes to the department from a 34-year career with Westar Energy where he was most recently the senior director of environmental conservation and sustainability. Prior to that position, he was director of biology and conservation programs and earlier held environmental management positions at Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation. He is perhaps most well-known as one of the leaders of Westar’s Green Team, an active volunteer group of employees and retirees that has been helping with habitat improvement, environmental access and education, and enhancement of sensitive species for 30 years.

“During my career, I have had the pleasure of working closely with KDWPT staff on many occasions,” Loveless said. “They are dedicated and hard-working, and I look forward to helping them manage the state’s natural resources and promote all the wonderful outdoor and travel experiences that Kansas offers.”

In 2013, Loveless was awarded the Kansas State Forester’s Award for Community Forestry. In 2009, he was recognized by the Kansas Wildlife Federation as Wildlife Conservationist of the Year and by the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education as their Strickler Award winner for Environmental Education. He is an avid hunter, angler and beekeeper.

Ready for winter? It’s here

The National Weather Service at Topeka is advising another round of wintry precipitation is expected today into Thursday morning with the worst conditions this evening and overnight. Snow and ice amounts are expected to remain light with only minor impacts mainly to roads, especially on bridges and other elevated surfaces.

Drivers are advised to be prepared for slick driving conditions especially during the latter portions of the day today.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from noon today to 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, and covers Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Cloud, Clay, Riley, Pottawatomie, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Lyon and Osage counties.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 511.

NWS is also warning that a bitterly cold air mass is forecast to move into the region this weekend. As temperatures drop and winds increase, very cold wind chill readings will likely result. The coldest periods will be from Saturday evening through Sunday night. Wind chill values are expected to fall as low as -20 degrees F over portions of the area.

Everyone is advised to be weather aware and remember cold weather safety.

KDHE receives additional funds to keep WIC going during federal shutdown

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has received additional federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) operational into March, during the federal government shutdown. KDHE received an additional $1,421,255 for food purchases and $889,645 for nutrition services and administration. These funds now allow Kansas to purchase foods until Mar. 4, 2019 and keep staff operational until Mar. 13.

NWS issues dense fog advisory for Tuesday night through Wednesday morning

The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a dense fog advisory for eastern central Kansas, in effect from midnight tonight to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.16, 2019. Widespread fog producing visibility of one-quarter mile or less is forecast to develop tonight and persist into Wednesday morning.

The advisory area includes Morris, Lyon, Osage, Franklin, Coffey, Anderson counties and the cities of Council Grove, Emporia, Osage City, Carbondale, Lyndon, Burlingame, Overbrook, Ottawa, Burlington, Lebo, and Garnett.

Poor visibility will create hazardous driving conditions. With temperatures falling below 32 degrees, slick surfaces may also exist, especially on area bridges and overpasses. This will also have the potential to result in hazardous travel conditions.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Winter weather moves in for weekend

National Weather Service in Topeka has issued an urgent winter weather message warning of a winter weather advisory that remains in effect from 6 p.m. this evening Jan. 11, 2019, to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

Snow with accumulations of 2 to 6 inches are expected to begin this evening across east central, north central and northeast Kansas.

The advisory covers Republic, Washington, Marshall, Nemaha, Brown, Cloud, Clay, Riley,  Pottawatomie, Jackson, Jefferson, Ottawa, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Wabaunsee, Shawnee, Douglas, Lyon, Osage, Franklin, Coffey and Anderson counties.

A winter weather advisory means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.  Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state can be obtained by calling 511.

Boutique offers prom dresses for all

All area girls are invited to the 12th annual Prom Boutique, hosted by ECKAN Osage City, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, at the Santa Fe Depot, 504 Market St., Osage City. The free event offers a prom dress to any girl who needs one. So far, more than 300 dresses have been donated to “make dreams come true” for prom night. The beautiful new and gently used formal dresses are offered at no cost.

The event includes refreshments, fun, music, door prizes, and free samples, such as makeup, hair styles and nail services.

Organizers are currently looking for volunteers to help with makeup and quick alterations. Also needed are shoes and jewelry accessories.

Hosts for the annual event are Ecumenical Christian Action Team, Osage City, and ECKAN. For more information or to donate items, contact ECKAN Osage City at 530 Holliday St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-5184.

Amelia Earhart – Live! at the Osage City Library

Performer scholar Ann Birney will bring Amelia Earhart to life during a performance at the Osage City Public Library. Courtesy photo.

The search for Amelia Earhart can finally be called off! The famed aviator will be talking about her thrilling flights at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2019, at the Osage City Public Library.

During this free event, open to all ages, scholar and performer Ann Birney, of Ride into History, will take the audience back to 1937, just before Earhart’s disappearance over the Pacific Ocean.

Most people do not know that Earhart twice set out to fly around the world at the equator before she disappeared. The first time, heading west from California, she wrecked her twin-engine Lockheed Electra taking off from Hawaii. Birney, as Earhart, will take the audience to April 14, 1937. Earhart is waiting for her airplane, her silver “flying laboratory,” to be repaired so that she can try again. This time, she tells the audience, she will go east instead of west, hoping to reverse her luck with the reversal in direction.

Earhart came into the public eye when she became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by air in 1928. The young social worker presumed that after the flight she would resume working with children at a Boston settlement house, but one book and innumerable speaking engagements later, she was instead planning more record-setting flights, and yet more speaking tours, books and articles. Among her other records, she became the first woman and second person to solo across the Atlantic, the first person to solo over the Pacific, the first person to fly from Hawaii to California, and the fastest woman to fly non-stop across the U.S. And now, Earhart feels she has one last record-setting flight left in her.

Extension workshop helps board members hone leadership skills

The Frontier Extension District will host a series of leadership workshops to provide basic training for members of community-based boards on Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019.

Extension’s Board Leadership Series provides an opportunity for board members to learn the basics of being a good board member. Whether a member of a church board, a township board, a United Way agency board, or a rural water board, this training is appropriate for you. Workshop participants will meet at host sites throughout the state to take part in web-based instruction and locally facilitated discussion.

All sessions will be conducted 6-8 p.m. on the designated dates. The Frontier Extension District will be hosting a site at the Frontier Extension District Office, in Ottawa.

The series will kick-off on Feb. 5 with “Conducting Effective Meetings”.  During this session, participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities as a board member, basics of parliamentary procedure, and strategies to make meetings more productive and effective.

On Feb. 12, the topic will be fundraising, fund management, legalities and ethics. This session will explore a board’s options for raising and managing money, understanding such things as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and policies.

The Feb. 19 session will cover understanding fellow board members and conflict management. Participants will explore how personalities and generational differences affect the decision-making process, and learn how to manage conflict in a way that is productive, not destructive, to the board.

Strategic planning will be the final topic on Feb. 26.  Participants will learn about establishing a common mission and vision for the board, and how to plan priorities for the future.

The Extension district requests registration for the workshop by Thursday, Jan. 10. The $40 registration fee reserves a seat for all four sessions.

I-70 closed between Colby and WaKeeney

Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that Interstate 70 between Colby and WaKeeney was closed this morning, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in both directions because of winter weather conditions. Several other highways in western Kansas are also closed.

For up-to-date information on road closures and road conditions, check travel information at www.kandrive.org, or call 511 in Kansas or 866-511-5368 outside Kansas.

Financial program helps participants build $1,000 in emergency savings

Osage County ECKAN is offering a program that provides financial coaching and a two-to-one matching grant that establishes $1,000 in emergency savings for each participant.

Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Testamentary Trust approved a grant to East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation for the program offered to area residents with household income below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. To sign up, participants must provide one year proof of income showing their household meets the income guidelines, present their own budget that shows monthly expenses, expected upcoming expenses, and emergency savings, and provide proof of an account opened at a bank specified by ECKAN.

Once in the program, participants set a goal of reaching $333 emergency savings within six months. At monthly meetings with an ECKAN representative, participants will provide proof of their monthly deposit of $55.50, and receive $20 in local gift certificates.

Osage County Community Foundation opens grant application window

The Osage County Community Foundation is accepting applications for its next round of grants until Jan. 31, 2019. The foundation makes grants for innovative and creative projects and programs that are responsive to changing community needs in the areas of health, social service, education, recreation and cultural affairs.

“Any organization based in Osage County can apply, but preference is given to those that are not directly tax supported or have taxing authority,” said Perry Thompson, the foundation’s president.

Grants do not exceed $1,000, and operational expenses are not funded.

The foundation also continues to seek donations to continue its charitable work in supporting Osage County organizations.

“For the foundation to continue on this path, we must continue to raise money,” Thompson said.

He asked that Osage County citizens consider the foundation during financial planning, noting contributions are tax-exempt.

For a copy of the grant application, visit the document center on Osage City’s website, www.osagecity.org, and click on Osage County Community Foundation, or contact Thompson at 785-528-3006. Completed applications should be mailed to Osage County Community Foundation, PO Box 24, Osage City, KS 66523.

KDHE rescinds boil water advisory for Overbrook

Update: Dec. 13, 2018  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment rescinded a boil water advisory today for the city of Overbrook. The advisory was issued Dec. 11, 2018, because of two line breaks resulting in losses of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Laboratory testing samples collected from the city of Overbrook indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

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OVERBROOK, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory today for portions of Overbrook, Kan. The boil water advisory will affect water users in the following areas of town: Elm Street south of Market Street, on Second Street one block west of Elm Street, and east of Maple Street between Highway 56 and Fifth Street. This also includes users along Highway 56 east of Maple Street to the city lake, including Casey’s General Store and Grace Community Church.

The advisory took effect Dec. 11, 2018, and will remain in effect until the conditions that placed the system at risk of bacterial contamination are resolved. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of two-line break resulting in loss of pressure in the system.

Overbrook City Clerk Jim Koger said it was discovered that water tower levels were dropping Monday evening, and three valves were shut off due to a break found in the 200 block of Elm Street. That resulted in the loss of service to customers south of the intersection of Elm and Market, on both sides of Elm headed south through the trailer court at 105 Elm St., and one block of Second Street west of Elm. Once the valves were off, the tower levels climbed, Koger said, and the repair should be underway soon on this leak.

Koger said another leak was found about 10 p.m. Monday night on the west side of Cedar Street, just north of Sixth Street. As of 10 a.m. today, valves had not yet been shut down for this repair, but once the repair work commences, it will result in a loss of service to customers east of Maple Street, from Highway 56 south to Fifth Street. Users on the north side of U.S. 56 from Walnut east to the City Lake will also be affected.

Boil advisories are issued because failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination. Regardless of whether the public water supplier or KDHE announced a boil water advisory, only KDHE can issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

Water users should observe the following precautions until further notice:

  • If your tap water appears dirty, flush the water lines by letting the water run until it clears.
  • Boil water for one minute prior to drinking or food preparation or use bottled water.
  • Dispose of ice cubes and do not use ice from a household automatic icemaker.
  • Disinfect dishes and other food contact surfaces by immersion for at least one minute in clean tap water that contains one teaspoon of unscented household bleach per gallon of water.

Water used for bathing does not generally need to be boiled. Supervision of children is necessary while bathing so that water is not ingested. Persons with cuts or severe rashes may wish to consult their physicians.

For more information about the boil advisory, contact Overbrook City Hall at 785-665-7328 or KDHE at 785-296-1317. For information about how the boil advisory impacts restaurants and other food establishments, contact the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s food safety and lodging program at 785-564-6767.

Stop by the Lyndon Library for some holiday cheer

The Lyndon Carnegie Library will host a holiday open house 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Guests will decorate ginger bread houses and dip tasty treats in chocolate. The library will supply white and dark milk chocolate, marshmallows and pretzels, but participants can bring items from home to dip. Children will also be writing letters to Santa.

Families are invited to mingle and enjoy some hot cocoa or apple cider with goodies.  The children’s book sale will be going on upstairs all through the month of December.  

Consumer Alert: Protect your information following Marriott data breach

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is advising consumers to take steps to protect their personal information following the announcement last week by the Marriott hotel chain that its reservation system had been hacked, potentially exposing the personal information of more than 500 million people.

“This large-scale data breach is yet another reminder of the importance of protecting our own personal information,” Schmidt said. “While we work to learn more about what happened in this data breach, consumers who may have been affected should take steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft.”

Schmidt offered the following tips for protecting personal information:

Overbrook Overlook: City organizes toy drive to celebrate season of giving

A toy drive is underway to fill the Brookside bus with gifts – any new unwrapped toys are being collected for the family shopping day at ECKAN. Toys are being collected now through Dec. 10 at various drop-off locations at Osage County Dollar General stores, Brookside, Overbrook City Hall, and other Overbrook locations.

Poinsettias

The Santa Fe Trail High School Choir is selling poinsettias to help fund a choir trip to St. Louis. These beautiful flowers will add holiday cheer to your home and make great gifts. Poinsettias may be purchased at Overbrook City Hall, or order by calling or texting Lari Jarrett at 785-424-3954.

Rotary Pancake Breakfast

Come to the Overbrook Methodist Church 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, for a hearty breakfast. Rotary is serving all you can eat pancakes and sausage with orange juice, coffee, and milk, for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds support community and organizational events of the Overbrook Rotary Club.

Overbrook Community Christmas Program

Come one! Come all! To the Overbrook Community Christmas Program. Santa will be there! There will be free hot chocolate and cookies donated by the Friends of the Library. Enjoy listening to holiday music by the Santa Fe Trail High School Choraliers. Hop on a wagon ride. All gather together at the Overbrook Public Library at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate this wonderful Christmas Season with family, friends and loved ones. Everyone is invited.

Small Town Drama live on stage

The Overbrook Library Foundation presents “A Christmas Carol” Radio Play performed by The Small Town Drama Club at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church, 1005 Maple St. Tickets cost $5 with the dessert reception included. Purchase tickets at the Overbrook Library or at the door. Come enjoy homemade soups from 5:30-6:30 p.m. prior to the play for a freewill donation. For more information, call Debra Jones, 785-224-3616.

Osage City Chamber warms up winter Sunday with holiday home tour, chili supper

The Osage City Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to enjoy several holiday-decorated homes in Osage City during the annual holiday tour this Sunday, and enjoy a chili soup supper and entertainment at the Lutheran Chuch, 210 Holliday St., Osage City.

The tour and chili soup supper will be 4-7 p.m. Dec. 9, 2018. Advanced tickets are available at Ramblin’ Rose; tickets day of tour will be available at the chili supper or at each of the homes.

Before or during the home, entertainment at the church will include the Osage City High School Choir and Jazz Band, and Tanya Fraker, organist for the Lutheran church. The chili soup supper is served for a freewill donation, and will include chili, cinnamon roll, relish tray and drinks.

The five homes on the tour are Koch Guesthouse (Maurice and Cindy Koch), 1122 N. 15th St.; Rick and Dena Gardner, 7312 W. 221st St.; Brent and Erin Rounds, 704 S. Fourth St.; Clint and Lindsay Silver, 821 Romine Ridge; Mickey and Pam Suppon, 509 N. Fifth St.

Overbrook sets comprehensive plan for geese control; schedules controlled hunt

For the past year, the city of Overbrook has been looking at ways to control the goose population as well as the blue-green algae issue at the Overbrook City Lake and the Kid’s Fishing Pond. The city received input from Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, the lake steering committee, Overbrook Parks and Recreation, and the public. Using that information, the Overbrook City Council formulated and approved the following comprehensive plan to control the geese population:

Canada Geese Control – Overbrook Comprehensive Plan

The overpopulation of geese on the Overbrook City Lake contributes to the growth of blue green algae. Additionally, goose droppings create a messy path around the lake. The average Canada goose produces more fecal waste than a dairy cow on a per-weight basis.  The city has begun using the broom on the grasshopper mower to make walking the path more pleasant.

Methods of control are necessary. The City has been working with the Overbrook Lake Committee, Parks and Rec, and State Wildlife and Parks personnel during the past year to develop a long-term, effective, humane solution to reduce the number of resident geese.

There is no single quick fix. Research shows that the best geese control programs combine three methods: Limiting flock growth through egg oiling and controlled hunting, frightening geese (humanely) so they decide to leave on their own, and changing the habitat/no feeding so the lake isn’t attractive to geese. No Feeding signs are posted at the lake. Fines will be evaluated.

Controlled hunts are being planned and will begin mid-December. Signs will be posted at the lake, on Facebook, and the city alert system and the website indicating times the lake will be closed to residents. Overbrook residents who would like to be included in the hunt lottery need to be experienced waterfowl hunters and have all licenses and hunting permits.

Burlingame Holiday Home Tour features progress – old and new

The annual Burlingame Holiday Home Tour will highlight old and new, with the Superior School, south of town, again as a featured attraction, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2018. Another featured home on the tour will be one of the new Balanced Properties duplexes, Julia Traphagan’s home at 405 S. Prospect, Burlingame.

A visit to Superior School will provide an after view of a major restoration project over the past year. Some of the volunteers who did the majority of the work will be on hand to talk about how and what was done. There will be picture boards of the progression of the project from start to finish.

While the school was not the first or only school to serve the community of Superior, it was the last. The present school was built in 1894, and it was in spring of 1950, the last students left the building. After the school closed, the building had been used for church services, 4-H meetings, Dragoon Township board meetings, and was the polling place for Dragoon Township. The years had taken its toll on the old building.

The Burlingame Historical Preservation Society was given the opportunity to salvage the school if possible. Restoration was started in the fall of 2013 with windows boarded up and the porch roof propped up. The spring of 2014 work started in earnest. Work continued each summer until 2018 when the outside was considered done.

The plan was to start working on the interior in the spring of 2018. It was decided that the old school would be part of the holiday home tour in December 2017 so people could see the “before” of the interior. Work started in January 2018 with taking off interior doors, stripping and refinishing, old lights rewired, and hardware stripped and repainted. This was all done off site in a heated work shop until it was warm enough to work at the school house. By July 14, 2018, the interior work was completed.

BHPS invites everyone to come on the Burlingame Holiday Home Tour to see the progress made on the school. Superior School is two miles south of Burlingame on U.S. Highway 56, 18887 Hw. US 56, at the northwest corner of the intersection with 189th Street.

Julia Traphagan Home

Julia Traphagan has lived in the Balanced Properties at 405 S. Prospect, in Burlingame, for four months. These properties are newly constructed and Julia was the first to occupy a duplex. There are two buildings with two duplex living areas each.

Julia lives with two small dogs to keep her company. She has decorated her kitchen with roosters, and Christmas snowmen can be found throughout the home. Julia is gracious enough to share her home for the Holiday home tour.

Tickets will be available at the tour sites or at the Schuyler Museum. In addition there will be activities at the Schuyler Museum as part of the Burlingame Country Christmas community celebration.

Museum open, craft show, vendors

The museum will be open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during the annual Country Christmas celebration. Featured displays will be decorated trees and nativities. The museum offers 10 rooms of artifacts to enjoy. Admittance is free. The Schuyler Community Center, next door to the museum will be full of crafters for a great variety of Christmas shopping.

BHPS is providing a lunch counter with a seating area for eating in the community center. The menu will consist of choice of sloppy Joe or hot dog, along with potato salad, baked beans, chips, and beverages. Serving will start at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast burritos and cinnamon rolls. There is a full day of fun around town, so everyone is invited to come spend the day at Burlingame and stay for the annual lighted parade downtown at 6 p.m. See the schedule below:

Governor closes state offices Wednesday for day of mourning for President Bush

TOPEKA, Kan. – Governor Jeff Colyer issued an executive order today closing state offices on Wednesday to observe a day of mourning for President George H.W. Bush.

The order officially declared Dec. 5, 2018, as a legal holiday in observance of the National day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush. The order noted that President Trump had declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning, and state of Kansas offices had been closed to mourn the deaths of other presidents.

The order also notes “President Bush’s courage, dedication and leadership” and his lifetime of public service.

In addition to state offices, the state court system will close Wednesday, with some exceptions, to observe the day of mourning. The Kansas Supreme Court gave chief judges of each of the state’s 31 judicial districts discretion to conduct court proceedings that day if in the best interest of justice.

In a press release, the Supreme Court advised anyone scheduled to be in state court Wednesday to check with the court where the proceeding is scheduled to verify whether it will take place. The Kansas Judicial Center will be closed.

Arvonia decorates for Christmas; hosts tours of historic Osage County town

Join in as Arvonia celebrates Christmas by touring the historic town’s school, church and township hall. Tours of the decorated building will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8, 2018, and will include entrance into each building and entertainment at the township hall. All proceeds will go towards the continued restoration efforts in the historic Welsh community.

Tickets will be available for $10. Transportation between buildings will be provided if needed. Lunch will be available for purchase from the class of 2021 at the township hall.

Arvonia is located 4 miles north of Lebo on the southwest edge of Melvern Lake. For more information, contact Susan Atchison at 620-794-3917.

State asks residents to help safeguard antibiotics

Kansas ranked among the highest nationally, total number of antibiotic prescriptions

TOPEKA – Since 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recognized a threat to antibiotic resistance and has begun working with many partners across the state and nation to safeguard the effectiveness of antibiotics.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment Chief Health Officer, Dr. Greg Lakin, says health professionals, patients and their loved ones need to be informed and only prescribe or use antibiotics when appropriate.

“The general public, health care providers, health care facility administrators, veterinarians, food producers and policy makers can all play a part in ensuring that antibiotics are only used when truly needed and likely to be effective,” Lakin said.

In Kansas, a broad range of individuals, professionals and organizations are working together to adopt best practices to help stem the inappropriate use of antibiotics. A statewide advisory group is assisting KDHE in spearheading this effort.

According to data from the CDC, the total number of antibiotic prescriptions written in Kansas ranked among the highest nationally. In 2015, more than 900 antibiotic prescriptions were written per 1,000 individuals statewide.

Antibiotic awareness does not mean stopping the use of antibiotics; it means changing the way antibiotics are prescribed and used today – when necessary and appropriate.

Since the 1940s, antibiotics have been used to treat patients who have bacterial infections, greatly reducing the number of related illnesses and deaths. But now, more than 75 years later, antibiotics have been overused and misused to the point that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective, according to the CDC.

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