Cold and flu season has officially begun. Snow has already blanketed the northern half of the country a few times before December. And if you live further south, there’s a good chance that you have begun layering yourself with thicker, warmer clothes every morning. But cold weather and feeling cold have very little to do with your risk of catching a cold. But here are a few good reminders for avoiding colds and flus…and how to fight them back if you are infected.
Every year as the leaves turn and flutter to the ground, tissues start vanishing from the boxes. Colds and flus have already begun spreading in many homes and communities. There are a lot of questions misconceptions about the flu vaccine, who should get it and the truth about potential risks. So read on as I attempt to demystify the pros and cons of this potentially life-saving vaccine.