Tips to Prevent and Beat the Flu: North Ohio Heart Releases Free Video

Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:48pm EST

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CLEVELAND, OH, Jan 11 (Marketwire) -- 
To best assist those living in Cleveland and its surrounding areas
through the most severe flu season in years, North Ohio Heart (NOH) and
Ohio Medical Group (OMG) released a flu prevention educational video. The
video, available on North Ohio Heart's YouTube channel, features Dr.
James Kelly Jr., a family physician at OMG's Olmsted Falls office.

    In the video, viewers will discover:

--  Prevention tips to minimize your chances of contracting the flu
--  Common flu symptoms
--  What to do if you've contracted the flu
--  How flu germs are spread
--  How long adults and children are contagious for
--  Who is likely to contract the flu


Flu season in the United States occurs throughout the fall and
winter with activity usually peaking in January or February. This year,
cases of flu in the U.S. began popping up as early as September, and
according to Flu Trends, an analytical experiment by the
non-profit sector that tracks cases of flu, flu-based searches have
alarmingly increased since November, indicating we're in the midst of the
worst flu season since 2004. Ohio is one of 41 states reporting high
influenza-like-illness activity, according to the Centers of Disease
Control (CDC).

    NOH & OMG urges all adults and children aged six months and older to get
flu vaccinations if they have not done so already. "Getting the vaccine
after the start of the flu season is better than going without it," wrote
NOH & OMG in a recent post on its blog. Those already experiencing
symptoms of the flu such as fever, body aches and coughing should seek
medical attention immediately.

    To watch Dr. Kelly's flu prevention video, click here. For even more
health educational videos by the knowledgeable NOH & OMG physicians,
visit the NOH & OMG YouTube channel.

    About North Ohio Heart and Ohio Medical Group

    For more than 35 years, North Ohio Heart has provided state-of-the-art
cardiology services to families in the northeast Ohio region. For the
past 14 years, the Ohio Medical Group has been a part of North Ohio
Heart. The Ohio Medical Group provides primary care services throughout
the same geographical area. With 14 convenient locations, the choice is
easy when choosing your family medicine specialists. To learn more about
NOH & OMG, visit



Gary Zrimec
CEO of North Ohio Heart 

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