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The Flu
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The flu is a contagious illness caused by a virus. The flu, or influenza, is easy to catch and anyone can get it. It usually occurs during the winter months, so take preventative measures surrounding flu season. Ask your doctor if a flu shot is right for you.
Tips
Call in Sick
Early recognition and treatment of the flu can help you feel better faster. If you feel the flu coming on, health experts suggest getting plenty of rest. Trying to muscle through the flu might prolong your illness and increase the severity of your symptoms.
Greet the Season
The best way to avoid the flu is take preventative measures during and prior to flu season. Flu season typically lasts from November to March. During this time, drink plenty of fluids. Exercise regularly but avoid exercising in extremely cold weather. Take extra measures to ensure you're avoiding contact with infected people during this time of year.
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