Cold and Flu

It’s wintertime, which means it’s cold & flu season. Yes Maude, there is a big difference between the two. In short, if you are congested and coughing, you have the common cold. If you have a high fever and aches, you have influenza — the flu. The flu vaccine will NOT help prevent the common cold. Want to avoid having either? Wash your hands frequently, and avoid contact with people who are coughing or sneezing. Want more advice? See this excellent article from Dr. Greene or this website all about the common cold, written by a pair of doctors. And wash your hands!

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