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Colds (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Leon Salem, MD, MS, FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R Drew Medical Center.

Editors: Steven C Gabaeff, MD, FAAEM, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson, CA; Expert Consultant, Medical Board of California, Sacramento, CA; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.

REFERENCES:

"Common Cold Prevention." WebMD.com. June 8, 2012. <http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/common-cold-prevention>.

"Frequently Asked Questions About the Common Cold." WebMD.com. Dec. 5, 2011. <http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/top-10-questions-cold>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Cold Versus Flu." Feb. 8, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/coldflu.htm>.


Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2012

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