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Officials Brace For 'Very Bad' Flu Season


January 3, 2018

Call it a proverb, a cliché or a accurate dose of motherly advice, but Benjamin Franklin's "an ounce of cure is worth a pound of cure" remains a valid approach this time of year.

As temperatures change from balmy to frigid, bright and sunny skies to overcast and snowy, our bodies become more susceptible to viruses and infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), much of the nation is under widespread influenza. The flu season in the United States typically occurs in the fall and winter months, according to the CDC. The report says the peak of the flu seaso...

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