The coming Arctic blast probably won't make you sick, but winter definitely can


The coldest air of the season will soon smack the Midwest and East Coast, dramatically dropping temperatures and rudely establishing that winter is here. The Arctic chill will arrive between Dec. 8 and 11, and could persist in some areas straight through Christmas.

Given such an abrupt shift in weather, especially since the fall was much milder-than-average across the country, one might think that it’s going to be easier to get sick as soon as the cold air hits. Many people think that they’re more susceptible to the common cold or the flu during periods of shifting weather conditions. 

However, experts say this is probably not the case — or at least, it’s difficult to prove.  Read more…

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