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January 2014 • #68
A Note from the Medical Editor
You may have noticed that your children catch several colds every year, with each one lasting a few weeks or more. In fact, your child probably will have more colds, or upper respiratory infections, than any other illness. While there is no cure for the common cold, this edition of our newsletter will help you better understand the signs and symptoms of a cold, how to treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent it from spreading.  
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

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Children and Colds
Colds are caused by viruses and spread very easily. Find out how to treat them, prevent them and avoid spreading them to others.  Go >
Preventing the Spread of Illness in Child Care or School
Did you know that most children get as many as 8 to 12 colds a year? Learn what you can do to help.  Go >
The Difference Between Sinusitis and a Cold
Is it a cold or something more? Knowing the signs and symptoms can help you decide if it’s time to call your pediatrician.  Go >
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Coughs and colds don’t always require medicines. In many cases, home remedies work better.
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