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7 steps for surviving the flu

Don’t let the flu get the better of you. Here are seven steps that will get you back on your feet and back to your usual routine in no time.

Do I really need the flu shot?

Every year as the weather starts to cool and the days get shorter, we know that flu season is on its way. Fortunately, you can safeguard yourself with a simple vaccination.

Can stress cause colds and flu?

With flu season on our doorstep, we are quick to blame the cold weather or bad hygiene for getting sick. But what if the culprit is just plain stress?

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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