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Updated by Kyle Hunt on Feb 25, 2013
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4 Ways to Avoid the Flu This Winter

Getting sick with the flu can ruin your holiday break—that’s why taking preventative measures is so important. Before winter hits, find a health clinic or medical assisting college in Utah whose students have volunteered to administer flu vaccines. In addition to getting a flu shot, follow these tips to prevent getting sick.

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Avoid People Who Are Sick

Avoid People Who Are Sick

f the man in front of you at the checkout stand sneezes on his sleeve (and is purchasing cough medicine), find another line. It’s best to avoid close contact with family members who are sick as well.

2

Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Hands

Keep hand sanitizer at your desk at work, or in your backpack when you’re at your medical assisting college in Utah. Whenever you shake someone’s hand or touch anything of theirs, sanitize. Also be sure to avoid touching your eyes or nose, as these are gateways for germs and viruses to enter your body.

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Don't Share

Don't Share

If your friend asks for a bite of your salad, say no. Even if she doesn’t appear to be sick, that doesn’t mean she’s not. The flu virus can be in your system for a few days before symptoms start to appear.

4

Get Plenty of Vitamin C

Get Plenty of Vitamin C

Although this won’t totally prevent susceptibility to the flu or other bugs, eating lots of fruits and veggies with vitamin C can help support a healthy immune system. So when the virus tries to infiltrate, your immune system will be stronger and better able to fight it off quickly.

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Avoid Stress and Get Plenty of Rest

Avoid Stress and Get Plenty of Rest

Stressed-out Utah students at a medical assisting college are more likely to get sick, because stress can reduce the immune system’s performance. Try to relax during finals week or before that big work meeting. Getting plenty of rest will strengthen your immune system and help you feel relaxed.

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