How Not to Get Sick This Winter

'Tis the season to get the sniffles. There's more to protecting yourself than just getting a flu shot

Although I get my flu shot every fall, I still manage to contract at least one nasty bug each winter. The shot reduces your chances of getting influenza up to 90%, but you don't have to stop there. You can significantly improve the odds of staying healthy all winter by following a few simple rules.

First, you need to know what you're up against. In addition to the flu, the average adult suffers anywhere from one to three respiratory illnesses a year, nearly all of them caused by viruses and most of them occurring in the fall and winter. Winter...

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