People who are exposed to cold and flu germs every day — doctors, paramedics, teachers — know a thing or two about how to stay healthy when everyone around them is sick. Their suggestions can help you, too.
- Get a flu shot. It’s the No. 1 thing you can do to prevent flu.
- Wash your hands — a lot. No matter what line of work you’re in, if you come in contact with people who are contagious, you have to wash your hands over and over, says Alan Pocinki, MD. Pocinki practices internal medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
“Wash your hands as much as you can stand, and then some more — especially after wrapping up a visit with someone who’s sick,” says Pocinki.
It sounds so simple, but soap and water are the constant companions of doctors and nurses…
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