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Wellness news: September is cold and flu prevention month

Sep 2, 2016

It's never fun to be sick, but not all illnesses are created equal. The flu is very serious and can lead to hospitalization and even death. Thankfully, you can protect yourself and everyone around you by getting a flu shot, and taking good care of yourself to avoid getting other bugs that may be going around.

Seize the days and stay healthy. Fewer sick days means more time doing what you love. Prevention is the only cure for the common cold. 

Try these tactics to reduce your risk:

  • Wash.  Rinse. Repeat.  Wash your hands often to ward off germs. 
  • Go Green. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli and Brussels sprouts may help beef up the immune system.
  • Hold the sugar. It inhibits white blood cells from battling bacteria and viruses.

The flu is a different story. Between 35 million and 50 million people will get the flu this year.  Don't be one of them!  The flu shot is your best defense.

You can find more healthy information and tips on cold and flu prevention here. Benefit information and upcoming events are also located on Facebook and Twitter

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