Here’s How to Stay Healthy

Flu-Season-is-Coming-Dans-Wellness-Newsletter-September-2015The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is for those over 6 months of age to be vaccinated.  (There are some exceptions, and yourdoctor can discuss those with you.)  For information on this year’s flu vaccine, visit

In addition, there are simple precautions you can take to help avoid the spread of germs during flu season:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Practice good health habits.  Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat healthy food.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.  Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

Soure:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention