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4 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Flu

Do you want to protect your family from the flu? Flu is especially bad for young children, seniors, and people with certain health conditions. If you have these people in your life, being informed, knowing preventative measures. and treatments will protect them.

Clean Hands Regularly

As the CDC has said, clean hands save lives. Remember to wash your hands properly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

Avoid Close Contact

If you’ve met someone who is sick or taking care of someone who is, avoid close contact as Flu is highly contagious. This also goes if you’re the one who is sick. Being around others will put them at risk especially if they have a chronic medical condition.

Practice Good Health Habits Every day

Make it a habit to clean and disinfect items that you frequently put down on tables, like you’re phone, wallet, and of course your hands.

Having a healthy diet, exercising, and getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis will be good for you and the people around you.

Get Flu Shots

The best approach to being protected against the flu and the possible complications it brings is to be vaccinated every year.

According to the WHO, millions of people come down with the flu, especially during late autumn and winter. Preparing yourself and the people you love for the seasonal epidemics will help prevent getting infected.

If you’re looking for a medical practice that will take a genuine interest in your wellbeing, come to Hometown Healthcare, where you can feel confident heading home.

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