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Debunking old wives’ tales: part two

Does the flu shot give you the flu? Can colds cause ear infections? Dr. Ivor Horn gets to the bottom of some common misconceptions in part two of debunking old wives’ tales on colds.

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Debunking old wives’ tales: part one

Children’s National’s pediatrician Lee Beers, MD, gets to the bottom of five common old wives’ tales on colds.

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Q&A: How do I get my daughter to play with her older friends?

Psychologist Eleanor Mackey answers a reader’s question about helping her daughter play with her friends.

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Clocks set, spring forward: Four ways to get a better night’s sleep

Sleep researcher Daniel Lewin shares tips for transitioning to Daylight Saving time.

Bottle with pills and label Growth hormone

Q&A: What are the benefits and side effects of growth hormone?

For patients whose body does not produce enough growth hormone, administration of growth hormone has multiple positive effects.