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Barbara, What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing Writing an Article Like This? : The Scientific Basis of Folk Remedies for Colds and Flu

Bradley S. Bender, MD
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Affiliations: Gainesville, FL
 ,  Dr. Bender is Professor of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine and Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Correspondence to: Bradley S. Bender, MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, VA Medical Center 182, Gainesville, FL 32608-1197



Chest. 2000;118(4):887-888. doi:10.1378/chest.118.4.887
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Viral respiratory tract infections are extremely common. For example, there are an estimated 20 to 50 million influenza virus infections annually in the United States resulting in 24 million patient visits, 300,000 hospitalizations, and 20,000 to 50,000 deaths.1 Various folk remedies have long played a complementary role in the management of these infections. Simply stated, these are to rest, stay warm, and drink plenty of fluids.

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