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Preventing and treating colds: The evidence and the anecdotes

By: Monique Tello, MD, MPH, Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications Oh, who doesn’t hate colds. You’re miserable, achy, tired, congested, and coughing. You may need to miss work, or go to the doctor. But it seems that no one really feels sorry for the person with a cold because colds are so common. “It’s just a virus, it’ll get better on its own,” says your doctor. “There’s no cure.” …

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