Avoid Sniffles This Cold and Flu Season

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (
NIAID), a department of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), says that to minimize your chances of catching a cold or the flu, you should follow these simple techniques:


  • Eat nutritiously.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get adequate rest.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Minimize stress, which lowers your resistance.
  • Reduce or stop smoking.
  • Ask your health care provider about getting a flu vaccine.


You can avoid spreading colds and flu to your family and co-workers by following these “cold/flu courtesies:”


  • Wash your hands every two hours to avoid spreading the virus to work surfaces. Anti-bacterial lotion alone is not recommended, but is effective when used in combination with hand washing.
  • Use tissues instead of handkerchiefs to cover sneezes and coughs. Throw them away, and wash your hands immediately.
  • Avoid shaking hands when you have a cold or the flu.
  • Avoid crowds when possible.
  • Clean work surfaces, doorknobs, etc., in your home with


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