- The Washington Times - Friday, December 1, 2000

Books [p]

• "Common Colds (My Health)," by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn, Franklin Watts Inc., 1999. This children's book explains how people catch colds.

• "The Common Cold Cure: Natural Remedies for Colds & Flu," by Dr. Ray Sahelian and Victoria Dolby Toews, Avery Publishing Group, 1999. This book discusses conventional cold remedies and also alternatives such as zinc and echinacea.

On line

• The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (www.niaid.nih.gov/factsheets/cold.htm) has fact sheets explaining how we catch colds and how we treat them. It also has information on how to tell the difference between cold and flu.

• Several general medical sites further explain how to treat a cold, including:

• The Mayo Clinic (www.mayoclinic.com).

• Drkoop.com (www.drkoop.com), a company headed by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

• Discovery Health (www.discoveryhealth.com).

• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov).

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