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Cold vs Flu 2014

Have the sniffles?

Are you feeling under the weather? Are you wondering if the symptoms you have are due to a cold or the flu? It's not always easy to tell the difference between the two since both can have similar symptoms - stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough - which makes it hard to decide what medication to take.

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has a handy chart that can help you differentiate between a cold or the flu (see image).

See previous post about reducing the spread of germs to help you stay healthy this season. Speak to your doctor about getting a flu shot this season. There are also many organizations that might offer the vaccine at no or low cost.

To find a Chicago flu clinic near you, visit

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