Health

INFOGRAPHIC: Debunking myths about the common cold

How to actually stay healthy this winter

January 3, 2016
Sneezes can travel up to 50mph — stay ahead of them by learning what to do to prevent the common cold! [Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons]

It’s that time of year again: time for your coworkers to spread phlegm and mucus all over the office. They’ll cough, sneeze, and leave a trail of dirty tissues everywhere they go. But not you. This year you’ll be ready, because you’re about to learn what works — and what doesn’t — to stave off that nasty cold.

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Debunking myths about the common cold

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About the Author

Sara Chodosh is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.A. in neurobiology and philosophy of science. Perhaps the majority of her sentences begin excitedly with “did you know…” and the majority of her days end with a fond goodnight to her cat. Sara originally pursued cancer research as an undergrad, but now prefers teaching her friends about science and medicine while she bakes cupcakes.

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Mike says:

Interesting! I hope that everybody’s Saturday is going both great and safe!

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