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.