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10 Simple Ways to Prevent Colds and the Flu

by Erin Dower

You can help prevent winter illness in your family with these cold- and flu-fighting tips from the CDC and other health experts. Use this as your checklist for a healthier (and happier) household and a season of fewer sick days for you and your kids.

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Get Vaccinated


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single best way to avoid getting the flu is to get a vaccination. Senior citizens and children under 5 are most strongly urged to get a flu shot, but it's a good idea for anyone.

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