Protect Yourself from The Flu & Illness

Cold & Flu Prevention

Spring-is-allergy-seasonHere it comes again, the dreaded cold and flu season.  Chances are you’ve been dealing with these common illnesses throughout your life.  So why should you deal with them any differently now?  Because as you get older, your body has a harder time fighting off infection. Once you have a cold or the flu, there is a greater chance that it will develop into a more serious illness.

 

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5 Simple Ways to Prevent the Spread of the Flu

 

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Cold, Flu or Allergy? Know the Difference for Best Treatment

You’re feeling pretty lousy. You’ve got sniffles, sneezing, and a sore throat. Is it a cold, flu, or allergies? It can be hard to tell them apart because they share so many symptoms. But understanding the differences will help you choose the best treatment.

 

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How to Survive the Sniffles

cold-and-flu-dad-800x494Going out in cold weather without a coat will not cause a cold. Wearing wet clothing will not cause a cold. A cold virus causes a cold. And one of the best ways to prevent a cold is to reduce the chances that someone will pass the virus on to you.

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Am I Too Sick or Contagious to Go to Work?

Your head’s stuffed up, your throat is sore, and your body aches like you were run over by a truck. You feel miserable enough to stay home, but you worry that work demands don’t give you the luxury. Before you pack up your tissues and head into the office, consider the co-workers who’d rather not share your germs.

 

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Wash Your Hands

Flu or Cold. Sneezing Woman Sick Blowing NoseHandwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

 

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Clean Your Desk & Work Area!

 

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Checklist for Everyday Health

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