• Mayo Clinic Minute: When to take your child to the emergency department

little child looks sick with fever, thermometer, temperatureEvery cold and flu season, emergency departments fill with people suffering from symptoms. Many of these patients are children ─ some of whom truly need emergency medical care. However, some don't. If your child gets sick, how do you know when it's time to go to the emergency department?

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Jim Homme about cold- and flu-related signs and symptoms that require emergency medical treatment.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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