Stay Warm, Stay Healthy

ATHENS, GA – Temperatures are reaching records low and with the cold comes a variety of health concerns. Here are the three most common ailments and ways to prevent them.

1. Flu
This weekend over 400 people were admitted to the hospital for the flu in the southeast, according to the Georgia State Department. The most common flu strand circulating is the H1N1, but this season’s flu shot protects against the deadly strand.
Above is a map provided by healthmaps.org identifying areas around town to get a flu shot. To search other cities click on the link here: http://flushot.healthmap.org/
Above is a map provided by healthmaps.org identifying areas around town to get a flu shot. To search other cities click on the link here: http://flushot.healthmap.org/
2. Cold
The best fight you can put up against the common cold is with your hands, just by washing them. Be sure to eat a lot of foods with antioxidants and Omega-3s, like blueberries and salmon.

3. Hypothermia
To avoid hypothermia, the best thing you can do is stay inside. If you’re going to venture out, wear many warm layers especially on your hands and feet. You should also stay hydrated and keep your body moving.

 

 

 

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  • Jony

    Just wanted to leave a short comment on the flu shot idea: I strongly discourage everyone from getting them. They can do much more harm then good. I have seen many people get sicker from the shot than the actual flu.
    Healthy alternatives are Olive Leaf Tea or Eucalyptus Leave Tea for a few days.
    Consider it. Thanks for listening.

  • I Want One

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate your efgorts and
    I amm waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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