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Health Information For Teens
The flu is annoying enough on its own. So it doesn’t help that flu season falls at one of the most exciting times of the year.
To avoid missing out on sports events, Halloween parties, Thanksgiving feasts, and holiday fun, follow these tips:
starts making the rounds. Hand washing also helps protect against other germs and illnesses that there aren’t vaccines for, like the common cold.
Wash your hands after using the bathroom; after coughing or sneezing; before putting in or removing contact lenses; before using makeup; and before eating, serving, or preparing food. The great thing about hand washing is it’s easy protection. So get in the habit of washing your hands when you come home from school, the mall, a movie, or anywhere else where you’re around a lot of people.
It’s also a good idea to avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth — three places where flu viruses can easily enter the body.
You also can fight the flu on a daily basis by keeping your immune system strong. Some great immune boosters are:
Don’t let the flu mess with your fall and winter fun. Fight back!
Get the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.
Stay well and have a good time over the holidays – even if everyone else is falling apart. Our 5 tips will help boost your body’s defenses.
Every year from October to May, millions of people across the United States come down with the flu. Get the facts on the flu – including how to avoid it.
If you’re afraid of shots, you’re not alone. Next time your doc asks you to roll up your sleeve, try these tips.
Doctors recommend that all teens get vaccinated against the flu. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a shot. Here are the facts on flu vaccines.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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