9 Ways to Stay Sniffle-Free

Boost immunity and kick germs to the curb with our guide to staying sniffle-free this season.

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It's that time again

by Aviva Patz

Everywhere you go, people are sniffling, sneezing, and coughing. Think you're next to get sick? Not necessarily. "There are no guarantees, but you can seriously lower your odds of illness by taking simple precautions to avoid germs and keep your immune system humming," says Sandra Fryhofer, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

Use this checklist to stay healthy through cold-and-flu season and beyond.

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