Short Wave: You Asked About The Flu

How can you tell if you have the flu, or the common cold?

Why does your arm hurt after you get the flu shot? And can getting the flu shot give you the flu? This episode, we answer your flu-related listener questions with the help of Dr. Nicole Bouvier at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia and reporter Emily Kwong @emilykwong1234. Email the show at


Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

Biology, Health & Medicine, Microbiology
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