Dr. Heather Hawthorne: January 25, 2018


Physician Offers High and Low-Tech Tips to Protect Your  Family from Cold and Flu

PLUS: Advice on When (and Why) to Consult a Doctor


Board-Certified Family Practice Physician with Doctor on Demand


When the temperature drops and we spend more time indoors, the likelihood of contracting the flu or a cold increases. When it comes to the flu, the first 24-48 hours of a cold/flu are critical to diagnosing symptoms before it’s too late. This year’s flu virus is expected to be worse than usual. And while the flu vaccine generally reduces the risk of the overall population contracting influenza by 40-60%, this year’s shot isn’t much help in protecting people from one of the most active, severe strains circulating: the H3N2 virus.

On January 25, Dr. Heather Hawthorne will be available to give your audience her top tips to help you avoid catching the flu or a cold this winter. She’ll also offer her professional perspective on why too many Americans are not seeking medical help when they should, and how to know when it’s time to consult a doctor regarding your symptoms.

In this segment, Dr. Hawthorne will expand on the following:

  • How to protect yourself and your children from the cold and flu at work/home
  • Five tips for first 24 hours of catching a cold/flu
  • Medicine Cabinet 101 and supplements to keep the cold and flu away this season
  • When to consult a physician and the danger of self-diagnosis


For more information please visit: www.doctorondemand.com



Dr. Heather Hawthorne is a board-certified Family Physician working in the Los Angeles, CA area. She earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed her Family Medicine residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. She is trained in managing disease processes in all stages of life.

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