This time of year, many people are coughing, aching, sniffling and feeling sick.

If you're one of them, you may be wondering, "Am I sick enough to see a doctor?"

Daniel Martin, MD, an Emergency Medicine physician at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, offers tips to help you recognize some of the most common winter ailments.

When is it more than just a cold?

Dr. Martin offers tips to help you recognize when your sore throat may be something more severe. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to consider seeing a doctor.

When is it more than a sore throat?

I have a high fever, white secretions and a sore throat ... could it be strept throat? Dr. Martin offers tips to help you recognize when your sore throat may be something more severe. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to consider seeing a doctor.

Could I have a sinus infection?

What's the difference between a sinus infection or a common cold? Dr. Martin offers tips to help you recognize if you have a sinus infection. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to consider seeing a doctor.

The importance of getting a flu shot

Getting a flu shot is an important way to prevent the flu. Dr. Martin gives guidelines for flu shots and pneumonia shots. To find a location to get a flu shot:

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