I so hope I don't jinx myself, but I don't get a cold (and never have had the flu)very often. I've been extremely fortunate. However, it is getting that time of the year again, when those cold germs seem to be going around.
The common cold is one of the most common diseases in the United States. The time that the average American spends sick with the cold in their lifetime is equal to about five years. Wow! Here's a basic overview of the common cold: