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Are You Ready for Cold and Flu Season?

October 9th, 2016 · No Comments


By Dr. Akiko Hall, PacMed

The excitement of the start of the school year, football season and fall activities can be quickly dampened by a cold or flu. Every parent dreads their child getting sick; it means missing work and school and, more drastically, requiring a visit to the doctor. Worst of all, it may mean that your whole family winds up getting sick. Luckily, I have some prevention tips to help keep you and your children healthy this cold and flu season.

Cold vs. Flu

First, a little refresher. Colds and flu are caused by viruses, not bacteria. There are hundreds of different viruses that cause colds; flu is caused by the influenza virus. Antibiotics won

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