Posts Tagged ‘colds’

Fighting winter cold and flu

The cold and flu season has arrived, and that means that tens of thousands of people will be coughing, sneezing and feeling under the weather. Adults typically get two to four colds per year while young children can get eight colds per year or more. Not surprisingly, the common cold is a leading cause of…

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Is your medicine cabinet back-to-school ready?

Kids will bring home more than homework now that they’re back in school. Brace yourself for disease-causing germs, cuts, bites, scrapes and other maladies by keeping your medicine cabinet well organized, up-to-date and fully stocked. Start by doing the following: · Choose a cool, dry storage place. Bathroom cabinets are okay as long as they…

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Preventing Winter Colds

The common cold is an infection of the upper respiratory tract caused by a virus. There are over 200 viruses that cause colds; the most common is the rhinovirus. Colds are a major cause of lost work and school days, and doctor visits. Children are most susceptible to contracting the virus and may experience as…

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