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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

HEALTHY LIVING WITH JANICE - COLD OR FLU?


Cold and flu season is upon us. Do you know the difference?

A cold will either have no fever or be accompanied by a low fever. You may have a sore throat and a headache, and you feel tired. Colds generally come on gradually over a few days.

The flu generally comes on suddenly. One moment you’re feeling fine, the next moment you feel like crap. Your body aches all over, and you run a fever of over 102 degrees. You’re extremely tired and often can’t get out of bed.

If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, there’s no time like the present. It’s not too late. The flu shot won’t protect you from all types of flu virus, but it will offer protection from the three that scientists expect to hit this year. It’s always a gamble and a guessing game because the serum has to be made up in advance. Still, it’s a good gamble to get a flu shot. 

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