Judging by all the people sneezing and coughing on my flight last week, and the ubiquitous “Get your flu shot” signs at every pharmacy, it’s obvious we’ve begun the dreaded cold and flu season.
Open your wallet. Pull out a dollar bill. You've just touched more than 3,000 bacteria that have been linked to stomach ulcers, acne, pneumonia and staph infections.
When it comes to germy office-mates, some of us are spreading around more bacteria than others.
How often do you change the sheets on your bed? Once a week? Every two weeks? When they're stiff enough to stand upright?
This is a guest post by Annie Lynsen, on loan to AARP from Small Act.
Why is it that some people seem to sail through cold and flu season without a sniffle, while others can count on always catching that winter cold/flu/virus?
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