What's Going Around

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Doctors say the common cold is typical this time of year. This is not because of blustery weather, but because more people spend time indoors in close contact with others.

Using heat indoors also makes the air dry. The dry air irritates mucus membranes inside the nose and mouth and this makes it easier to catch a cold.

Local doctors recommend using a humidifier to put moisture back in the air and prevent viruses from attacking.