Cut your chances of catching a cold

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Cut your chances of catching a cold
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 3:25pm

Fact: We catch as many colds in our lives–200–as there are cold viruses. Considering the average sneeze-fest lasts about a week, that means we spend five years of our lives slogging through the sniffles, according to the new book, Ah-Choo! The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold. Want to slice this stat by half or more? Hand washing aside, there are other simple steps you can take to banish bugs–and feel better faster if you’re coping with one, says author Jennifer Ackerman. Here, tips to help you and your family stay healthier this season.