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Flu Season Is Upon Us!

As the weather becomes cooler and the leaves start to change, many of us in healthcare start thinking about the flu. Influenza, or “the flu” is a respiratory illness caused by a virus that brings on a  fever, dry cough, sore throat, muscle aches, tiredness, and headache. The flu is easily spread to others in close contact through coughing or unwashed hands. Influenza is often confused with the stomach flu, which causes stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. However, these symptoms are rarely present in influenza. While most cases of influenza are mild and can be treated at home, some people
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