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The Truth About Colds

At some point in our lives, we read that being cold has nothing to do with catching a cold, and we used to love throwing that factoid back at our mom whenever she told us to put on a coat.

Guess what? As with so many things in life, she was right. You were wrong.

A new Yale study published earlier this month found a link between the temperature outside and our ability to fight the common cold. The jist: When you’re cold, your immune system doesn’t work as hard, making you more susceptible to getting sick.

And that thing that’s making you sneeze, sniffle and cough--how do you think it got the name “cold” anyway?

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