Tips to help fight the flu this winter season

The flu claimed the lives of 910 people in the United States in 2019, according to the CDC.

In addition to the flu-related deaths, there were an estimated 16,000 hospitalizations, 800,000 visits to physicians and 1.7 million confirmed flu cases during the 2019-2020 flu season.

This time of year is a prime time for the flu and other diseases to easily spread. However, there are several things people can do to help to fend off sickness.

Helen Jones, an Alabama Extension human nutrition, diet and health regional agent, said according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the be...