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Too Sick for School? Flu Facts Every Parent Needs

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Be Healthy Year-Round

The flu is scary, but the human body is resilient. “The good news is that the majority of childhood illnesses are what we call self-limited,” Dr. Ivey says. He says a healthy lifestyle with a low level of stress will strengthen the immune system. "If you're a healthy person, you're going to recover—you're going to be more resilient."

Flu season can stretch from October to May. That’s a long time to be worried about your child’s health and ready to react at a moment’s notice. Like many things in life and parenting, it’s better to act now than to react later.