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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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What is norovirus?

Norovirus is highly contagious and is contracted from an infected person and by touching or eating contaminated food, water or surfaces.

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Does my child need antibiotics?

When a child needs antibiotics, the potential benefits that the antibiotics will deliver outweigh these risks.

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Answers to your FAQs about the flu vaccine

As the 2017-2018 flu season draws near, we’ve compiled some answers to your frequently asked questions about the flu vaccine.