Cold & Flu Prevention Center

30-Day Cold- and Flu-Prevention Calendar

Achoo! Follow these tips to boost your chance of staying healthy during cold and flu season—or at least minimizing your downtime if you don’t.
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Get hot and steamy

It seems that the flu virus loves dry air and is more likely to survive and spread in low-humidity conditions, such as those that occur in winter, according to a 2009 study. That means a humidifier may help combat the spread of the virus, and relieve congestion in your nose, throat, and head at the same time.