Flu Relief Especially Tricky For Moms-to-be

This flu season has hit the country hard, with 30 states reporting widespread illness in people who’ve caught the virus. Most people who fall sick can head straight to the drug store. But when you’re expecting a baby, forget those familiar flu drugs.

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