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How to Fight 14 Classroom Germs

Let's face it: Schools are crawling with germs. Here's how to help kids avoid bacteria, viruses, and more.
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Keeping kids healthy at school

by Amanda Gardner

If you think your kids are sick a lot during the school year, that’s because they are. Children in day care or in school can have as many as 8 to 12 colds a year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. And that’s just respiratory infections. Often colds and other germ-triggered conditions aren’t that serious and symptons disappear on their own (if they can't be treated by a doctor). But isn’t it better to prevent them in the first place?

Here’s how to protect your kids from germs that tend to circulate in classrooms.

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