Since we've been talking a lot about colds and germs lately, I wanted to post this quiz for everyone: "Test Your Germ I.Q."
I was surprised to see this:
"1. True or false: Exposing young children to lots of germs helps prepare their immune system to fight off future infections and illnesses.
Answer: With few exceptions — such as chicken pox — infections during childhood won't protect your child against future illnesses. A child who has lots of colds and bouts of stomach flu could easily grow into an adult who has lots of colds and bouts of stomach flu. (And in the case of chicken pox, catching the germ is riskier and far less pleasant than getting a shot.)"