By Rachel Wells
Cold and flu season is unfortunately still going strong. No one wants to see family members, friends, students, or colleagues get sick, which is why it is so important to take simple precautions to not only help stay healthy, but avoid spreading illness to others.
Each year there are millions of cases of the common cold and flu in the United States. Common colds and the flu are the main reasons why children miss school and adults miss work.
Simple things like keeping your distance from people who are sick, staying home when you are ill, covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze and cough, washing your hands, and practicing healthy habits, can all help keep you and those around you healthy.