Flu Fiction: 15 Common Misperceptions About Seasonal Flu

The term "influenza" was coined back when medieval Italians believed the illness to be brought on by the influence of the stars. While that particular flu myth has long been forgotten, physicians still do battle with other circulating myths about flu and its vaccine each season. "Flu myth busting is the most difficult thing I do," says Dr. Len Horovitz, pulmonary specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. From how you get the flu to how you fight it off to concerns over the safety...Full Story
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