Millions of kids and teens are suffering flu-like symptoms and doctors have long believed the flu is to blame.
But new research shows parents and doctors are still doing the right thing and the best thing for their kids, too.
A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado, Denver, shows that while it is true that the flu can be deadly, it can also be life-sustaining and can be reduced or eliminated by changing your habits.
The study is one of the first to show how flu symptoms can be managed in adults with chronic health conditions.
The study, published in the journal Pediatric Infectious Diseases, found that parents and caregivers are also taking steps to protect their children and teen’s health.
Researchers found that children who reported a cold-like illness were less likely to seek medical attention than those who didn’t report symptoms.
The cold-induced cough and sore throat symptoms can also cause a rash and discomfort.
In the study, the researchers looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Immunization Survey, conducted between 2010 and 2015.
The researchers looked for the flu virus, which can be present in nasal swabs or blood, and other signs of infection, like flu-related diarrhea or a fever.
The researchers found that, when they looked at people who reported the flu symptoms, parents were less inclined to seek treatment, as they were more likely to wait until symptoms were worse before taking action.
The new study shows that parents are less inclined than parents to take action on flu symptoms that are life-threatening.
“If parents and grandparents have no idea when the flu might hit, that can have a huge impact on whether or not they’ll take care of their children or how they’re able to take care,” said senior author and assistant professor of pediatrics, David D. Schiffer, MD.
This finding is important because flu-induced symptoms can lead to a range of serious complications.
The flu can cause pneumonia, which is extremely painful and can lead an infected person to die.
Other complications include anemia, a severe weakening of the body that can lead a person to become weak and bedridden.
In addition to the flu-associated pneumonia, the study found that adults who were diagnosed with the flu in the survey had significantly more chronic health problems than people who didn and had less likely of being able to go to the doctor for treatment.
The research is important for parents who have children with chronic conditions, but the findings also apply to other health conditions that parents may be dealing with, including asthma, obesity and diabetes.
“It’s a combination of the things that we can do to prevent the flu, and it’s also about changing the behavior of parents, and the behaviors of caregivers,” said Schiffers co-author and clinical instructor, J.R. Toth, MD, professor of pediatric infectious diseases at CU Denver School of Medicine.
“We have to take advantage of our own health and be flexible about it, and if we are flexible about our own behavior, we have to be flexible on the behavior, too.”
The findings come from a study that looked at 1,400 adults who had been diagnosed with a chronic health condition and had a history of experiencing flu-specific symptoms.
This included children with allergies and asthma and those with diabetes and other chronic conditions.
After a year of follow-up, the children were compared to 1,000 non-flu-related adults.
The children were asked about their daily flu-preventive behaviors and how many times they had sought medical attention in the previous 30 days.
Researchers also looked at their health habits and how often they engaged in physical activity and how they used medications.
Overall, the results showed that the children who had a chronic illness had significantly less flu-caused symptoms than those without chronic conditions and had fewer chronic health complications.
“It’s the combination of both, both the symptoms and the health behaviors, which I think is the most important thing,” said Dr. Schiffs co-senior author, Ramiro Ramirez, MD (phd), a pediatric infectious disease expert at the CU Denver Children’s Hospital.
The findings are also important because of the potential benefits of flu prevention in the workplace.
In a 2016 study, researchers found there were more than 5 million more flu-free days for employees at companies that offered flu vaccinations compared to those who did not.
For more on flu prevention and management, visit the Flu Prevention page on the CU Health website.