The recent news about vitamin D is confusing if you look to the news for insights about managing your health. Does it help prevent colds? What about more serious diseases? Health bulletins make good headlines, but they are often misleading and contradictory.
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One thing that can quickly put a damper on any season is a head cold. Fall and winter are especially challenging times for colds because that's when viruses and other microbes tend to become airborne. Head colds are easily transmitted from person to person, so don't try to be a trooper and show up at the office even though you're sick. Here's how to stay healthy during cold season and how to remedy a cold, if you get one.
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Even when reassured that your nagging cough is harmless, the nagging part is no fun at all. Interrupting meals, conversations, and worst of all – sleep, a week or two of coughing is more than most people can tolerate. Natural treatments abound, and it's challenging to identify healing choices.