Michelle Cole
Michelle Marquardt Cole, MD

Michelle Marquardt Cole, MD

Michelle Marquardt Cole, MD
Specialty

Pediatric Hospitalist

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Emergency Treatment, Infant Care, Newborn Care, Pediatric Care, Primary Care, Well Child Care

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Unknown
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Unknown
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Medical School

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine

Residency

Seattle Children's Hospital-University of Washington Pediatric Residency

Healthy tips for parents and kids to help prevent the spread of colds and the flu

Summer has ended, the kids are back in school, and fall is officially here. Which means….cold and flu season is upon us! Hospitals are already seeing documented cases of seasonal influenza. There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal.

Why do we care about preventing influenza? The flu can be very dangerous for children, causing illness, hospital stays and death each year. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports about 20,000 children below the age of 5 are hospitalized from flu complications each year.

The most effective way for preventing the flu is to get the flu shot. It works better than anything else. (Flu vaccination is recommended for all children aged 6 months and older). There are additional strategies you can employ to help ward off those nasty viruses.

Here are 6 tips you can use to help prevent colds and the flu:

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