Ah-choo!: The uncommon life of your common cold
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Published:
New York : Twelve, 2010.
Status:
Shirlington Adult Nonfiction
616.205 ACKER
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Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.
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Book
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First edition.
Physical Desc:
245 pages ; 22
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780446541152, 044654115X

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The author explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Ackerman, J. (2010). Ah-choo!: The uncommon life of your common cold. First edition. New York: Twelve.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Ackerman, Jennifer. 2010. Ah-choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold. New York: Twelve.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Ackerman, Jennifer, Ah-choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold. New York: Twelve, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Ackerman, Jennifer. Ah-choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold. First edition. New York: Twelve, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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