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Preparing for Cold and Flu Season
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A Note from the Medical Editor
It’s that time of year again—shorter days, cooler weather, and colds and flu. As people spend more time together indoors, germs can pass easily from person to person. In fact young children can be expected to catch several colds every year, with each one lasting a few weeks or more. You can minimize your family’s risk of getting sick this winter starting with a flu vaccine and continuing with good handwashing. Read on for more tips on staying healthy this season!
Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren,org
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