Cough and Cold Medicine for Infants and Young Children
By Christine C. Field, M.D.
Grownups might not think twice about taking over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to ease the symptoms of a cold, but cough and cold medicines can pose serious risks for children under 4 years of age. The truth is, there’s no cure for the common cold. ...
Why Friends Keep You Healthy
By Mercedes Tomioka, M.D.
Research shows that people who continue to maintain close friendships and find other means to interact socially live longer than those who become isolated. Relationships and social interactions even help protect against illness by boosting your ...
Peanut Allergy Research Produces a 'Whoa!' Moment
By Meigan Everts, MD, FAAP
Every so often, medical research produces an unexpected finding that causes a collective response of, “Whoa!” Case in point: In early January of this year, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is part ...
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