For older people, especially those who have health problems such as diabetes or heart disease, the flu can be very serious, even life-threatening. Getting a flu shot every year can help you stay healthy.
Review Date: August 28, 2015
NIH National Institute on Aging Information Center
Learn how to treat the symptoms of a cold or flu and when flu- or cold-like symptoms could indicate the need to seek professional help.
Review Date: December 18, 2014
American Academy of Family Physicians
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