As we age, the dangers of a winter cold increase. For adults 65 and older, that nagging cough can turn into flu, pneumonia, kidney failure or more.
Medical pros remind you of 3 things you can do to keep winter bugs from going viral in your system:
- Get Your Flu Shot
- Wash Your Hands – Especially if you visit friends or family members in a hospital or nursing home
- Don’t Smoke – Studies show even 1 cigarette can lower your ability to fight off a virus for the up to 24 hours after you smoke it!