5 Common Myths About the Flu

by Jessica Toomer

Flu season can strike with no notice, and with so much information swirling around about how best to prepare, it can be nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction.

Guideposts.org spoke with the president of the American College of Physicians, Robert McLean, MD, MACP. McLean practices rheumatology and internal medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and serves as an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine.

We asked McLean to debunk some myths surrounding the flu, getting sick and for some tips on how we can boost our immune systems naturally this winter. Here’s what he told us.

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