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11 Families' Weird and Clever Secrets to Shortening a Cold

Post by Wendy Robinson. The kids are back in school, the air is getting crisp, and -- if your family is like my family -- it's time to start buying tissues and cold medicine in bulk. Yep, cold and flu season is here.  Sure, there are tons of cold medicines on the market — and natural remedies that medical experts say can really work. But what about those things that people do to prevent or shorten a cold that they swear work every time? I talked to some women who were happy to share their families' cold-fighting secrets.
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