Your Health This Month
SIDS prevention, a vaccine for cervical cancer, and a new treatment for kidney stones.
Caveat: This is all guilt by association, of course. But the connection between stomach acid reduction and C diff is biologically plausible. It raises some concern that these over-the-counter drugs, which are among the most frequently prescribed medications, may have an unanticipated and sometimes dangerous side-effect.
Sydney Spiesel is a pediatrician in Woodbridge, Conn., and clinical professor of pediatrics at Yale University's School of Medicine.