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Cough, Cold, and Headaches: What's a Mom or Dad to Do?


If you are the parent of a young child, chances are you've encountered some sniffles this winter--or will before too long. But for those who have been paying attention to the debate about cough and cold medicines and whether they are safe for fighting kids' colds and flu, you may be as confused as ever. NCL's Rebecca Burkholder recently worked with our friend Helen Osborne, at the Boston Globe's On Call Magazine, who just published an excellent article laying out the complicated issue for parents and explaining actions and information from the Food and Drug Administration. Read it here.