Health and Wellness
How will you avoid the cold or flu this winter?
Keep it Clean. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Alcohol-based cleaners are a good substitute if you cannot wash.
No Smoking Section. Over time cigarette smoke destroys lung tissue, and may trigger changes that grow into cancer.
Now Seeking Introverts. Avoid crowds during the cold and flu season.
The Tooth Hurts. Good oral hygiene can protect you from the germs in your mouth leading to infections. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and see your dentist at least every 6 months.
Just a Shot Away. Get vaccinated every year against influenza. Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if the pneumonia vaccine is right for you.
All of the above.
Cough. Hack. Gasp. The lungs are different from most of the other organs in your body because their delicate tissues are directly connected to the outside environment. Anything you breathe in can affect your lungs. A cold or other respiratory infection can sometimes become very serious, but there are several things you can do to protect yourself. First things first, listen to your symptoms and try to decode if it’s a cold, the flu or seasonal allergies.
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