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Seeing the good side of germs

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published November 27, 2012 at 11:01 a.m.

Cold and flu season has arrived — not as eagerly anticipated as deer season, but still a hunt of sorts, with germs in the cross hairs, writes Laura Lynn Brown in Wednesday's Family section.

To resist the flu, there’s a vaccine. For colds, the arsenal partly lies within our bodies. And evidence is sometimes as plain as the runny nose on a kid’s face.

That snotty nose is a sign of a functioning body. That fluid has a job: flushing germs from the nose and sinuses.

The impulse to wipe it is good. The impulse to stop it with a dose of antibiotics is not.

See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a look at the positive side of the bacteria that call our bodies home.

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