See why the flu is nothing to take lightly

flu-season-signWhile we are rapidly approaching the holiday season, it’s also another, less pleasant time of year: flu season. The Mayo Clinic’s internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide says influenza can be a serious virus that causes fever, coughing and muscle aches. It also can lead to other complications including pneumonia, bronchitis and, potentially, death. Learn more about the flu and why you may wish to get a flu shot.