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8/25/10

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW! Ah-Choo! by Jennifer Ackerman

Product Description

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.

About the Author

Jennifer Ackerman's most recent book is Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: ADay in the Life of Your Body. Her previous books include Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity, and Notes from the Shore. A contributor to National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications, her articles and essays have been included in several anthologies, among them Best American Science Writing, The Nature Reader, and Best Nature Writing. Jennifer lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Twelve; 1 edition (September 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044654115X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446541152
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LOVED IT

I don't think I will ever see the cure of the common cold in my lifetime, but this book makes me feel better about them and the fact that there is not much you can do but rest and recover.  And everything your mom always told you is pretty much true.  My mother always said to keep your hands away from your face, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, drink lots of water and have some soup.  This book shows you that mom always did know best. Oh, and keep away from small children, they are walking germ factories. 

Some of the things in this book are truly scary.  I mean how often do you think about cleaning out your washing machine?  Just think about washing your underwear and where you wear those underthings.  Yes, pretty gross.  The author goes into detail about the history and treatments that are known to work and are worth buying although, so far, not much.


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  101. She is also the author of Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body, which explores the biological events we experience over the course of a day. The book was selected as a New York Times "Editor's Choice" and was chosen as a main selection for the Scientific American Book Club.

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