Author: Erin Abbey for Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

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309. Barrington Health: Five Myths About the Flu

 Flu season starts now (are you vaccinated yet?) and can last as long as the spring. With symptoms that could knock you out for nearly two weeks and could possibly cause hospitalization, one would think getting the vaccine would be a simple solution. However many don’t vaccinate and depending on the severity of the flu season, between 3,000 and 49,000 people die from the flu each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With those eye opening statistics, why are there still so many myths about the flu? Dr. Sivakami Thayu, an internist at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, shares the truth and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting the flu……

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