The Best Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

It’s that time of year when sniffles, body aches, fever, and congestion rear their ugly heads. From the common cold to the hundreds of different strains of flu that emerge every year, it’s no surprise that the average adult catches three colds per year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that each year 20 percent of Americans will catch the flu. Even scarier, 80,000 Americans died of the flu last season.

With everyone sneezing and sniffling, it’s easy to catch viruses. One cough can spread droplets at 50 miles per hour for up to six feet or more. While anyone can catch a cold or the flu, teachers, frequent travelers, and health care professionals are even more at risk.

What can you do to prevent the spread of cold and flu? These tips can help you during the dreaded cold and flu season.More...