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"It's not a fun thing to have," said Hentz. "I start out feel like I'm gonna get a cold. Then it goes into my chest and then I cough and cough."
Hentz has suffered through the bronchial tube inflamation many times over the years and doctors at Summit Medical Center are already seeing cases this season.
"The Thanksgiving weekend was particularly busy," said Dr. Brad Hoover.
As much trouble as bronchitis is causing though, Dr. Hoover says the bigger concern may be the flu.
Flu season doesn't usually arrive until January or February and the hospital ER is already seeing cases.
"I predict it's gonna be a worse year than we've seen in the past two years," said Hoover. "We start seeing even this early it generally indicates it's gonna be a heavy year for the flu since we did see that."
The flu and bronchitis do have similar symptoms.
Here's a good way to tell them apart.
Bronchitis patients have cough and congestion symptoms.
Flu patients have those along with a fever of 101 degrees or more, muscle aches and vomiting.
Important symptoms to know as both bronchitis and the flu are here and sending people to the emergency room for treatment.
"You can't control it by yourself. I've tried that and it doesn't work," said Hoover.
Tuesday, November 27 2012, 09:40 PM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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