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“Once a mother, always a mother.” My husband and I have 3 children, names starting with “A”, ”B”, and “C”. Two of the three, in other words “A” and “B”, are in the college environment. College challenges not only your mind but your body. Colds are common, particularly on college campuses. I learned after “A” went to college (out-of-town) that I needed to better equip my kids for the inevitable malady, the common cold. So, when “B” went off to college (also out-of-town), he was prepared with a zippered bag labeled "First Aid for the Common Cold". This was my way to “mother” from afar.

My academic background is that I graduated with my master's degree from Duke University's Physician Assistant Program. Years prior to this, I received my bachelor's degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University. Now after working for over 18 years in healthcare as an advanced practice provider, I have seen how illness has a domino effect making everything harder. Early treatment is important with any malady, even the common cold. Sound medical literature exists to justify this.  As appreciated in the making of this strategy and product, evidence-based medicine remains the key to best practices.

It can get confusing when you walk into a pharmacy. There are innumerable drug choices for cold symptoms. As my boss would say, “Stick to the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid.” Here is our well-researched recipe for cold relief, plain and simple. It will help treat a cold, whether near or far from home. 

Continuing with the goal to keep college students healthy, Cold FAid™ is partnering with Families Fighting Flu, a national, non-profit organization. It is dedicated to raising awareness of the seriousness of influenza (aka the flu) and the critical importance of annual flu vaccinations for everyone six months and older. Like the common cold, the flu is a highly contagious viral infection but with the possibility of far greater life-threatening complications. After graduating from high school, coeds are much less likely to opt for an annual flu shot, increasing their chances of getting the flu and spreading it. To learn  more, visit: www.familiesfightingflu.org.  Cold FAid™ donates a percentage of proceeds to FFF. 

Best wishes to your college student for great health during these prime years of his/her life, 


 Julie and all of us at Cold FAid™

    Julie Dickens
   Founder of Cold FAid™