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Don’t let colds, flu dampen pleasures of the season


Holiday stress, coupled with travel demands, can make a person susceptible to colds and flu, but there are ways to reduce your chances of getting sick, a local physician says.

“Air travel can put you into close confines with other individuals and people with sickness,” said Dr. Stacy Roers Irmen, who practices family medicine with Altru Health System in Grand Forks.

On a plane, “not getting a fresh air source might contribute” to your chances of catching a bug, she said.

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