9-1-1, I have the flu! Knowing when to head to the ER if you have the flu

While physicians and nurses suspect the flu epidemic may have peaked, Oakland County emergency rooms and centers were inundated with flu patients this month. Some local medical centers have even ramped up flu hotline services in an effort to address the declared epidemic that continues to welcome 2013. And even though the epidemic may have reached its peak, the true height of the flu season still lie ahead of us—behold, February. So, here are some things you can consider before heading … [Read more...]