12/16/2011 08:15 am ET

Colds: Separating Fact From Fiction

By Rachel Grumman Bender for

Stock up on the tissues because cold and flu season is officially here. There are a whopping one billion colds in the United States each year (so basically, plan on getting more than one).

But what causes colds and helps you get over a bad case of the sniffles is surrounded by myths and misinformation.

Get the truth about what makes you sick -- and how to fight off the common cold.

cold myths and facts


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