Q: Do we get sick less often as we get older because we’ve been
exposed to everything?
A: When it comes to infectious diseases, this is largely TRUE.
Once we endure the sniffles, coughs, and flu bugs of childhood and
adolescence, most of us can expect to be "under the weather" a lot less as
"If you’re an adult, you’ve probably had most of the childhood diseases
already and have an acquired immunity, so your resistance is a little higher,"
says Russell Robertson, MD, chair...