Avoid the Ahhh-Choos!

Avoid the Ahhh-Choos!

As doctors we have become familiar with germs.  


When you have them you often need us to help with diagnosis and successful treatment.  


We want to help get you on the road to your best possible health!   But as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And because the flu has no magical (or scientific) cure specifically, this season is all about prevention.  


So what can you do in order to avoid having to stop by your friendly neighborhood doctor’s office?   


You are feeling great and want to stay that way?  Here are a few handy tips:  

  • Manage your health: Eat well, sleep well and get a good amount of exercise. Everything you do that’s good for you is good for your immune system!


  • Manage your germ contact: Disinfect surfaces and keep a safe distance from others when you feel you are coming down with something, or someone in your life is sick.


  • Manage yourself: Cover that cough and wash your hands! Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth too, germs love to sneak in through those places.


These may sound like simple solutions but old habits are sometimes hard to break. Stay vigilant, and develop good practices.  


Oh, and if you’ve heard the kerfluffle about this year’s flu shot, keep in mind that while it is less effective than intended due to mutations, it is still effective. Get your vaccine – and get a better shot at staying healthy!





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Originally published 12/19/14 on diagnosticimagingcenterskc.com.