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1 December 2000

The Cold Season

The cold season of the year is upon us, in more ways than one. We've had some cold weather lately, and we've also had our share of colds and flu among kids and teachers at school. The common cold is a viral infection inside our always-warm nose and throat areas. Does cold winter weather really cause colds, like my Mom still says? It's interesting that our cold days here in Central California would be considered balmy in much of the country. Besides the common name, what's the real connection between catching a cold and being cold?


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