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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Birds, Colds & Calendars

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. We start with a question many of you have written in this winter concerning.

02/21/2014

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Good Question: Is AC To Blame For Summer Colds?

Walk around Minnesota and you’ll hear that low, purring hum of the air conditioning. However, you may also hear the sound of sneezing and coughing — the sound of the summer cold. So, does all our exposure to air conditioning cause summer colds?

08/03/2011

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Good Question: Why Can’t We Cure The Cold?

It has the runny nose, the persistent cough and the watery eyes. The only common thing about the common cold is what a common pain in the — everything — it is. But with a billion instances of the cold in the U.S. every year, why haven’t scientists found a cure?

02/07/2011