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Health Check: cold vs. the flu

[Twelve News, November 03, 2015] On an unseasonably warm Nov. 3, it was a picture perfect time to get outside. "Gorgeous. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. You gotta enjoy it while you can," said Gordon Bentson of Plymouth.

After all, Minnesotans like Bentson are well aware of what lies ahead. Yes, despite the 70-degree temperatures, doctors say cold and flu season is officially here.

"This is just when the virus circulates in this region," said Dr. Nick Johnson, medical director of the emergency department at Abbott Northwestern West Health in Plymouth.

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