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Cold and flu can be extremely contagious and are usually more common at certain times of the year. Learn about the differences between the common cold and the flu, as well as symptoms and effective treatment methods.

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5 Ways to Get Rid of a Cold

Each year, more than 1 billion Americans catch a cold. More than 200 viruses cause these colds, and unfortunately, there's no cure or vaccination. What you can do when you find yourself or your family down for the count?


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The Common Cold: An Inside Look

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