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Overview & facts

Got another cold? Maybe you want to avoid catching a cold, or maybe you’re caring for someone who has a cold. We’ve got the answers you need. Become your own bodyguard. Learn natural ways to stay well and live cold-free.

What is a cold?

Feel like you’re catching another cold? Learn more about what causes colds, what the symptoms are, how to prevent a cold and how to treat one.

Get answers from Dr Rob Hicks.

one survey found nearly 9 out of 10 people questioned didn't know a cold could last a week and a half.

Prevention

Don’t let a nasty cold slow you down this year. Learn some of the latest ways to prevent colds so you can be active and productive every day.

Here are some tips to help keep colds at bay.

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