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Is It a Cold or the Flu?
Date: Dec 17th, 2015 8:07am

Author:

Greta Erickson

With colder weather comes the wave of sickness. Being proactive about the flu season is especially important for individuals involved with the direct care of seniors. The flu and cold symptoms are similar, and the Cleveland Clinic has put together a guide to tell the difference.

Susan Rehmn, MD, reminds readers to think of "F.A.C.T.S." when determining the difference between the flu and a cold. This stands for fever, aches, chills, tiredness, and sudden onset-all symptoms pointing to the flu.

Photo: Cleveland Clinic

 

 

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