Monday, August 23, 2010

Ah-CHOO! Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to Hatchette Book Group, I recently had the opportunity to review Ah-CHOO!:


Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold
By Jennifer Ackerman
Category:
HEALTH & FITNESS
Format:
HARDCOVER BOOK
Publish Date:
9/2/2010
Price:
$22.99/$27.99
ISBN:
9780446541152
Pages:
256
Size:
5-1/2" x 8-1/4"

Synopsis:
Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.
What we thought: Did you know on average, we spend 5 years of our lives suffering from colds?! This book was pretty interesting. It explains what a cold is and how and where you are most likely to acquire a cold. Jennifer Ackerman offers lots of cold statistics, like who is most likely to catch a cold and more. She discusses several cold myths and and separates fact from fiction. She also discusses comfort methods for decreasing cold symptoms. Ackerman tells this story with a lot of humor and you can tell she put a lot of effort into gathering this in depth research on colds. If you would like to learn more about colds(not a bad idea with cold season approaching:) or are just curious by nature and love learning, I would definitely recommend this book! ABCD Diaries gives Ah-CHOO! an A+!
Buy It: You can get your hands on your very own copy of Ah-CHOO! at your local book store or online book seller:)
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Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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