Avoiding the worst of winter’s woes

Boston , MA —Winter may be a wonderland, but it's also the deadliest time of year for those in the north. Heart attacks and other serious cardiac problems are more common in winter. There's flu to contend with, too. Researchers tend to blame cold weather and poor housing for such seasonal ills, but the January issue of the Harvard Health Letter reports that long nights and vitamin shortfalls may be factors, too.

The eight common winter woes discussed in the January issue include:

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