Tuesday, December 3, 2013

About Today: Best Defense Against Cold and Flu

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It's no coincidence that National Hand Washing Awareness Week falls during the beginning of flu season. That's because one of the most important things you can do to stay healthy and prevent spread of illness is washing your hands. Do yourself (and everyone around you) a favor by getting chummy with soap and water.

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It sounds simple, but if you aren't washing for as long as it takes to hum the song "Happy Birthday" twice, you may be doing it wrong.
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Aside from neglecting to properly wash your hands, there may be other steps you aren't taking to prevent cold and flu.
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Stop Spread of Germs
If you've already caught a cold, wash your hands often, take it easy, and consider calling in sick to prevent spread of infection to others.

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