Staying Healthy During Flu and Cold Season

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Cold and Flu

Cold viruses are present year-round but the the incidence of colds rise sharply in early fall, shortly after school begins. The flu typically arrives later, in November, with the peak season from late December through early March.

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There are many different cold and influenza viruses. These viruses typically are spread by sneezing, coughing or touching a contaminated surface. For example, a person with cold touches his nose and then touches a doorknob.

Fortunately, there are several things you can do to lessen your chances of getting sick. Epi Mazzei, R.N., manager of the LungLine

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