Publisher Simon and Schuster, December 2005

Leading pulmonologist Neil Schachter, M.D., explains how to avoid illness, boost immunity, and combat congestion, fever,and discomfort when cold, flu, and other respiratory infections strike. Among other things, he shows:

• Ten complete treatment plans for most common respiratory infections, including colds, flu, acute
bronchitis, viral pneumonia, “walking pneumonia,” chronic sinusitis, and strep throat.
• The right way to use Vitamin C and Zinc to combat a cold.
• The important difference between a head cold and a chest cold.
• The five best ways to quiet a cough.
• Three signs that tell you if it’s a cold or flu, and three symptoms that signal it’s time to call a doctor.
• Why humming five seconds a day can reduce risk of sinus problems.
• The surprising reason why women catch more colds.
• The four types of pneumonias and the single step that cuts your pneumonia risk in half.

Neil Schachter, M.D. is a professor of pulmonary medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the medical director of the Respiratory Care Department. Past president of the American Lung Association of New York and author of 400 academic articles and five books, he has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times, Woman’s Day, and Prevention.

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