Update from the cold front

Published: February, 2011

There's no cure in sight, but there do seem to be ways to make the common cold less common.

Perhaps the only topic that rivals the weather forecast for idle chitchat this time of year is a rundown of cold symptoms. Was yours like a stalled pressure front that lingered for days, or did it come on as a nor'easter and knock you flat? But most of the time, we're fortunate. The typical cold is a relatively mild misery maker that goes away without special treatment after about a week.

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