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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Cold and Flu Season 9.24.2018

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Cold and Flu Season

Aired on 9.24.2018

Fall is finally here and so is the start of cold and flu season.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses ways you can prevent the cold/flu from hitting your household.

Prevention

Flu Vaccine – The Center For Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.   The flu vaccination has been shown to significantly reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, and missed work and school due to flu.

Wash Your Hands – Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse and Dry.   Be sure to scrub your hands for 20 seconds, rinse with clean running water and dry with a clean paper towel.   Washing your hands is a great way to avoid the spread of germs.

Don’t Touch Your Face – Avoid touching your face with unclean hands.

If you are ill

Cough and Sneeze Responsibly – Cough and sneeze into your arm or sleeve rather than your hands.

Stay Home – If you are ill and running a fever, be sure to stay home at least 24 hours after your fever has broken.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.