Understanding the Common Cold

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Stuffy nose? Bad cough? Sore throat? In this video, Dr. Ronald Turner discusses the common cold.

    Dr. Ronald Turner

    Ronald Turner, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Turner earned his MD degree from Southern Illinois University and did his training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Columbus Children’s Hospital (Ohio State University) and the University of Virginia. He subsequently served in faculty positions at the University of Utah and the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to his administrative role at the University of Virginia, Dr. Turner has clinical care and teaching responsibilities in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. His research interests are directed at the pathogenesis and treatment of viral respiratory infections.

    My name is Ronald Turner; I am a pediatrician here at The University of Virginia School of Medicine. Today we are going to talk about the cause, the treatment and the prevention of common colds. I have been studying common colds for about 25 years. We do these studies in adult human volunteers and we have studied over the years various treatments including the traditional Antihistamine and nasal decongestant treatments, as well as the natural remedies such as Akinesia and Zinc. So, now we will begin.