First you hear a sneeze. Then you hear a sniffle. Before you know it, it seems like everyone around you is sick. As cold and flu season comes upon us, it’s time to start thinking of ways to keep your immune system up.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that over 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related symptoms, and an estimated 36,000 die every year. According to Dr. Jon Tempte, chairman of the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the average American is more likely to die from the flu than from Ebola, which has no vaccination.