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The Good Doctor's Guide
to Colds & Flu

by Neil Schachter, MD

Each fall, along with pumpkins and football, respiratory infections including sore throats, colds and bronchitis arrive in every household. Children get between 6 to 8 colds a year that last for up to two weeks. So, if you feel that your child is sick all winter, you're probably right. In addition to colds, there are 37 million doctor visits for sinusitis and another 18 million people call their physicians for a painful sore throat. To help prevent and treat these all too common problems pick up a copy of The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds & Flu by Dr Neil Schachter.

One of the most respected chest physicians in the country, Dr Neil Schachter is Professor of Pulmonary and Community Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and past president of the American Lung Association of the City of New York.

A combination of scientific background and detailed treatment plans, The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds & Flu contains the information we all need to stay healthy year round including:

      • Why using your own pen will reduce chance of respiratory infection
      • The three signs that it is time to call your doctor immediately
      • The important difference between a head cold and a chest cold

Americans suffer an astonishing 1 billion colds each year, and we spend $5 billion on cold and sniffle remedies. Respiratory infections are responsible for the loss of 50 million work days and 60 million school days. Each year, influenza, the cold's evil twin affects up to 60 million Americans, causes up to 200,000 hospitalizations and is fatal to an average of 36,000 adults and children.

Within the pages of The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds & Flu readers will find a wealth of information for staying healthy at every age:

      • Why a simple cold can make you feel so miserable and the surprising reason why women catch more colds.
Chapter Three: "Colds 101"


      • Why up to 70% of colds develop sinus symptoms and how to hum away sinus pain
Chapter Five: "Sinusitis — The Cold that Lingers"


      • The important differences between viral, bacterial and chronic bronchitis
Chapter Six: Bronchitis — When a Cough is More than a Cough


      • Why a single shot may just save your life
Chapter Eight: "Pneumonia — When a Cold Turns Serious"


      • Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of the three respiratory diseases that affect only children
Chapter Ten: "The Sneezing Years — Colds and Flu in Childhood"


      • The latest guidelines for treating colds and flu during pregnancy
Chapter Eleven: "Individual Needs, Individual Solutions"


      • How to do a "neck check" to judge if it's safe to exercise with a respiratory infection
Chapter Twelve: "Questions and Answers"

With the latest medical options and strategies, a thorough explanation of different drugs and how they work as well as prevention tips and alternative therapies, "The Good Doctor's Guide to Colds & Flu" offers help, guidance and invaluable information.

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