Archive for August 4, 2019
One of the greatest responsibilities we have as adults is making sure we take good care of our health, especially when flu season comes around each fall and winter. The flu is a nasty virus that can affect young and old alike, so it is important to take any and all steps possible to avoid getting infected and falling sick, since even a minor case can make the patient miserable. This article will take a look at several ways to avoid catching the flu virus this year.
- Receive the Annual Flu Shot: One of the best ways to avoid catching the flu is to get the annual flu shot as soon as it becomes available. Medical professionals all over the country agree that the flu shot is one of the best ways to drastically reduce your chances of catching the flu virus, since it is designed to protect you against the strain of flu that is predicted to be the most common in a given flu season.
- Get Plenty of Rest Each Night: Another way to avoid catching the flu is to get plenty of r
Your 21 year old daughter has made so many trips to see her general practitioner that today the nurses did not even make her crutch back to one of the exam rooms. The process of getting ready for nursing school has included several office visits to make sure that she is current on all of her vaccines. Most specifically, the extra tuberculosis skin tests have required visits two to three mornings a week. The fact that she is just three weeks out from a hip labrum surgery, of course, has made these frequent office visits a little more of a challenge.
Fortunately, the rapport that she has established with the nurses in the family physician’s office has allowed her to ask questions about their backgrounds and nursing school experiences. In fact, your daughter smiles, nearly to the point of laughing, when she explains that the last two times she has gone in the nurses have come out to the wai