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.
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.
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.
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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Stay Warm, Stay Healthy
by Grady Newsource, Grady Newsource January 6, 2014