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Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection that attacks your respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Influenza, commonly called the flu, is not the same as the stomach "flu" viruses that cause diarrhea and vomiting.

In The News

Flu vaccine available in Northwest Wisconsin

Patients can self-schedule a flu vaccination appointment through Patient Online Services or call for an appointment.

October 11, 2019
Flu vaccines offered by appointment in Southeast Minnesota

The best way to protect yourself and others from getting the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

September 23, 2019

From The Blog

Tips to help parents prepare kids for the flu shot

With cold and flu season here, a local health care expert has some helpful updates and reminders for parents to be aware of, especially with the holidays approaching.

Jennifer Marr DNP By Jennifer Marr November 13, 2019

Yuck, I have the flu — now what?

Got the flu? Don’t worry quite yet. There are ways you can self-manage.

Ann Bischel, N.P. By Ann Bischel November 5, 2019

Facts about flu

Flu season is quickly approaching, and it is something for which we all should prepare. Learn facts about the flu and how to decrease your risk of getting it.

Jeffrey Green MD By Jeffrey Green October 15, 2019

Prevention tips for common fall and winter illnesses

Learn how you can prevent contracting and spreading common fall and winter illnesses with a few simple steps.

Alice Bachop MSN FNP By Alice Bachop November 4, 2014

Flu Q&A

The flu, like a particularly unwelcome relative during the holidays, tends to visit every year with various unwanted results. What can be done to ease your suffering?

January 14, 2014

Watch out for winter health mishaps

Snow, ice and the arctic-chilled air that engulfs Midwesterners from November to March adds an unwanted layer of difficulty to life. But the problems winter poses don’t stop at inconvenience — there are major health concerns to be aware of and attempt to prevent as well.

Lori Schumacher PAC By Lori Schumacher January 3, 2014

Want to prevent illness? Hand-washing can help

Your first line of defense against germs is washing your hands.

Edward Wojciechowski, D.O. By Edward Wojciechowski October 15, 2013

4 common flu misconceptions

With last year’s outbreak ranking as one of the worst in a recent history, it’s no wonder the flu is a hot topic of conversation. Common myths often keep people from taking necessary steps to prevent it. Let's uncover the truth behind some common influenza myths.

September 24, 2013