January 2, 2017 @ 7:14 AM

By Jane Wakefield

a person sick with a coldAre the people around you making you sick?
 
"Oh it's something going around" they say.  "It must have been something in the air on the airplane."  "Little Susie keeps picking up something at school."  These are some of the phrases I hear when someone "comes down" with a cold. Do we really "catch" a cold?  Why do some people seem to stay healthy during the cold and flu season while others seem to always get sick?
 
It's the strength of our immune systems that will determine if and how often we get sick or "catch" something. Wouldn't it be smart to build up your immune sytem rather than wait for a cold ......

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