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What is NOT a symptom of a cold?
• Nasal congestion
• Vomiting
• Sneezing
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What is NOT a symptom of a cold?
• Nasal congestion Incorrect. Nasal
  congestion and sneezing are signs of a
  cold. Vomiting may be a sign of the flu
  or something more serious.
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What is NOT a symptom of a cold?
• Vomiting Correct! Nasal congestion
  and sneezing are signs of a cold.
  Vomiting may be a sign of the flu or
  something more serious.
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What is NOT a symptom of a cold?
• Sneezing Incorrect. Sneezing and
  nasal congestion are signs of a cold.
  Vomiting may be a sign of the flu or
  something more serious.
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The flu affects only the upper
  respiratory tract.
• True
• False
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The flu affects only the upper
  respiratory tract.
• True Incorrect. A cold, a type of virus,
  involves the upper respirator tract. The
  flu can affect the entire respiratory tract.
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The flu affects only the upper
  respiratory tract.
• False Correct! A cold, a type of virus,
  involves the upper respirator tract. The
  flu can affect the entire respiratory tract.
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What should you AVOID doing if you
  want to prevent the spread of colds
  and the flu?
• Cough and sneeze into your hands
• Take a hot shower
• Relax
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What should you AVOID doing if you want to
  prevent the spread of colds and the flu?
• Cough and sneeze into your hands
  Correct! You should always use a tissue to
  prevent the transmission of germs. Taking a
  hot shower helps moisten the mucous of your
  respiratory symptoms and by relaxing more
  often, you can teach your immune system to
  work better but neither will prevent
  transmission.
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What should you AVOID doing if you want to
  prevent the spread of colds and the flu?
• Take a hot shower Incorrect. Taking a hot
  shower helps moisten the mucous of your
  respiratory symptoms. By relaxing more often,
  you can teach your immune system to work
  better. To prevent spreading germs, always use
  a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
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What should you AVOID doing if you want to
  prevent the spread of colds and the flu?
• Relax Incorrect. You should always use a
  tissue when you sneeze or cough to prevent
  the transmission of germs. Taking a hot
  shower helps moisten the mucous of your
  respiratory symptoms and by relaxing more
  often, you can teach your immune system to
  work better.
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Smoking is not a problem if you have a
  cold or the flu.
• True
• False
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Smoking is not a problem if you have a
  cold or the flu.
• True Incorrect. Smoking can affect your
  immune system and dry out your nasal
  passages. Smoking should be avoided
  until fully recovered.
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Smoking is not a problem if you have a
  cold or the flu.
• False Correct! Smoking can affect your
  immune system and dry out your nasal
  passages. Smoking should be avoided
  until fully recovered.
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What should you do to fight a cold or
  the flu?
• Drink plenty of caffeinated beverages
• Drink 4 or more servings of dairy
  products
• Eat fresh vegetables and fruit
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What should you do to fight a cold or the flu?
• Drink plenty of caffeinated beverages
  Incorrect. Caffeine (from coffee/tea/colas) and
  alcohol are diuretics and can dehydrate you
  further. Drink plenty of beverages without
  caffeine or alcohol to help fight sickness. Eating
  fresh vegetables and fruits is recommended
  because they contain phytochemicals that help
  give the vitamins in food a magnified effect.
  Dairy products can create mucous and are not
  recommended.
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What should you do to fight a cold or the flu?
• Drink 4 or more servings of dairy products
  Incorrect. Dairy products can create mucous
  and are not recommended. Eating fresh
  vegetables and fruits is recommended because
  they contain phytochemicals that help give the
  vitamins in food a magnified effect. Caffeine
  (from coffee/tea/colas) and alcohol are diuretics
  and can dehydrate you further. Drink plenty of
  beverages without caffeine or alcohol to help
  fight sickness.
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What should you do to fight a cold or the flu?
• Eat fresh vegetables and fruit Correct! Eating
  fresh vegetables and fruits is recommended
  because they contain phytochemicals that help
  give the vitamins in food a magnified effect.
  Caffeine (from coffee/tea/colas) and alcohol are
  diuretics and can dehydrate you further. Drink
  plenty of beverages without caffeine or alcohol to
  help fight sickness. Dairy products can create
  mucous and are not recommended.
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Echinacea is a wildflower that can help
  shorten the length of a cold.
• True
• False
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Echinacea is a wildflower that can help
  shorten the length of a cold.
• True Correct! Some studies show that
  Echinacea can help shorten the length of a
  cold, not prevent it. It can increase bodily
  resistance to infections. Other studies show
  that it does not help. Speak to your doctor
  before taking Echinacea and do not go over
  the recommended dosage. If taken for an
  extended period of time, it can weaken your
  resistance.
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Echinacea is a wildflower that can help
  shorten the length of a cold.
• False Incorrect. Some studies show that
  Echinacea can help shorten the length of a
  cold, not prevent it. It can increase bodily
  resistance to infections. Other studies show
  that it does not help. Speak to your doctor
  before taking Echinacea and do not go over
  the recommended dosage. If taken for an
  extended period of time, it can weaken your
  resistance.
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Foods high in Vitamin C and
  magnesium help boost the immune
  system.
• True
• False
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Foods high in Vitamin C and
  magnesium help boost the immune
  system.
• True Incorrect. Vitamin C and zinc (not
  magnesium) help boost the immune
  system.
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Foods high in Vitamin C and
  magnesium help boost the immune
  system.
• False Correct! Vitamin C and zinc (not
  magnesium) help boost the immune
  system.
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Foods high in zinc include animal
  foods, eggs and whole grains.
• True
• False
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Foods high in zinc include animal
  foods, eggs and whole grains.
• True Correct!
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Foods high in zinc include animal
  foods, eggs and whole grains.
• False Incorrect. These food are good
  sources of zinc.
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Good sources of Vitamin C include
  bananas, greens, melons and
  tomatoes.
• True
• False
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Good sources of Vitamin C include
  bananas, greens, melons and
  tomatoes.
• True Incorrect! A banana is not a good
  source of Vitamin C, but greens,
  melons, tomatoes and citrus fruits are
  great sources of Vitamin C.
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Good sources of Vitamin C include
  bananas, greens, melons and
  tomatoes.
• False Correct! A banana is not a good
  source of Vitamin C, but greens,
  melons, tomatoes and citrus fruits are
  great sources of Vitamin C.
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Zinc lozenges help prevent a cold.
• True
• False
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Zinc lozenges help prevent a cold.
• True Incorrect. If zinc lozenges are taken at
  the first sign of a cold (within 24 hours), it may
  help reduce the length of the cold, not
  prevent a cold. Check with your doctor before
  taking the lozenges and do not go over the
  recommended doses (15 mg for men and 12
  mg for women).
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Zinc lozenges help prevent a cold.
• False Correct! If zinc lozenges are taken at
  the first sign of a cold (within 24 hours), it may
  help reduce the length of the cold, not
  prevent a cold. Check with your doctor before
  taking the lozenges and do not go over the
  recommended doses (15 mg for men and 12
  mg for women).
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If you have the flu and do not feel well
   enough to go to the dining commons
   for a meal, the dining commons can
   provide a sick meal for you.
• True
• False
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If you have the flu and do not feel well
   enough to go to the dining commons
   (DCs) for a meal, the DC can provide a
   sick meal for you.
• True Correct! Just call and make
   arrangements with the DC manager to get
   soup, ginger ale, crackers, etc. A friend can
   bring your UMass ID card to get swiped and
   pick up your sick tray and bring it to you.
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If you have the flu and do not feel well
   enough to go to the dining commons (DC)
   for a meal, the DC can provide a sick meal
   for you.
• False Incorrect! The DC can provide a sick
   tray for you. Just call and speak to the DC
   manager to get soup, ginger ale, crackers,
   etc. A friend can bring your UMass ID card to
   get swiped and pick up your sick tray and
   bring it to you.
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