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Are you washing your hands the right way? You may not be getting off as many germs as you think.
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With Birmingham-area hospital emergency medicine resources stretched to capacity, physicians urge those with flu symptoms to call primary care providers or utilize UAB eMedicine.

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Camins explains the high number of flu cases is a result of the flu season peaking early in Birmingham.
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Bernard Camins, MD, associate professor at the University of Alabama, said that people frequently mistake flu symptoms with those of the common cold. "Flu symptoms include fever or chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, and fatigue. The common cold very rarely gives you fever or chills, or muscle or body aches."
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Dr. Candice Dye, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama agrees, and tells Romper, “The flu often gives you muscle aches, also known as myalgias. If this is accompanied with a high fever and also respiratory symptoms, it could be the flu.”
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Spread holiday greetings, not the flu, this season.
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UAB employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
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