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3 Steps To Preventing Winter Colds

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:

  1. Get Your Flu Shot
  2. Wash Your Hands – Especially if you visit friends or family members in a hospital or nursing home
  3. 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!

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