"Prevention is worth a pound of cure", this age old medical theory remains the best advice in a country that leads the world in health care. This is the perfect time of year to think about the every day preventative actions that can decrease the spread of bacteria and viruses.
- Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a cough or sneeze
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people, do not share food & fluids.
- Stay home if you are sick; general guidelines include temperature 100 degrees or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, unable to keep down food and or fluids.
Along with these everyday disease prevention guidelines I would like to add; good nutrition that includes some protein with breakfast, a good nights sleep, turn the technology off and give your mind and body the time to rest and recharge it needs. Speak with your community health care provider regarding Influenza immunization "be wise and immunize" is very important for all of us.
We all agree school attendance is so important for academic success, but a student/staff/human being who is truly sick will not learn or perform at their best and most likely will share their illness with those around him or her.