When prescribed antibiotics, we've all heard that we should continue taking the medication through the course of treatment, even if we start feel better. Your kids likely question why they still have to take medicine even after their sore throat is gone. As parents, it's challenging enough to get kids to take medicine, let alone for 10 to 14 days straight. A new study, however, is calling into question the length of antibiotic courses, emphasizing that over treatment is just as dangerous as under treatment. The report cited studies that showed treating kids for strep throat with antibiotics for 3-6 days could be just as effective as treatment for 10-14 days. The report found that UTI's, strep throat, and certain cases of pneumonia could be treated with shorter courses of antibiotics. However, it's important to note that this is not a call to simply stop taking antibiotics whenever you or your kids feel better, but rather communicate with your healthcare provider or pediatrician about the prescribed course of treatment.