WebMD’s Cold and Flu Map Is an Effective Marketing Tool—So Why Does It Make Some People Queasy?

How the makers of Mucinex sell to the sniveling masses

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If you’re reading these words while coughing, sneezing and rubbing your eyes, there’s a decent chance you have a common cold—which is, as the name suggests, common. The average American adult will suffer through 200 colds in a lifetime. Every year, that collective misery results in 100 million doctor visits, 40 million missed workdays and $25 billion in lost productivity.

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