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others, to ensure continued access to a quality continuum of health care and related services.
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|Take steps to prevent the flu.
The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated
each year in the fall. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue
when you cough or sneeze. Wash your hands often. Stay home if
you get sick.
What is influenza (also called flu)?
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza
viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to
severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to
prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
|Signs and symptoms of flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and
Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle or body aches
Fatigue (very tired)
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is
more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
How flu spreads
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets
made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets
can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less
often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object
that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or
possibly their nose.
Information above provided from cdc.gov/flu
ALWAYS talk to your doctor to find out if the flue shot is
recommended for you.
|Period of contagiousness
You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you
know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy
adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before
symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.
Some people, especially young children and people with
weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an
even longer time.
How serious is the flu?
Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary widely from one
season to the next depending on many things, including:
what flu viruses are spreading,
how much flu vaccine is available
when vaccine is available
how many people get vaccinated, and
how well the flu vaccine is matched to flu viruses that are causing
Certain people are at greater risk for serious complications if they
get the flu. This includes older people, young children, pregnant
women and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma,
diabetes, or heart disease), and persons who live in facilities like
Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Over a period
of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated
deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a
high of about 49,000 people.
Complications of flu
Complications of flu can include bacterial pneumonia, ear
infections, sinus infections, dehydration, and worsening of chronic
medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or
Prevent seasonal flu: Get vaccinated
The single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccine each
|10 Health Tips for Autumn Leaves Clean-Up
In many parts of the country, raking leaves is a necessity during
the fall months. Both for those unaccustomed to physical activity
and regular exercisers, the dynamics of raking can lead to strain
and injury to the back, shoulders, and wrists, according to the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that
over 76,000 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms,
doctors' offices, clinics and other medical settings for injuries
related to non-powered garden tools, including rakes in 2012.
Raking requires a number of different activities, including
twisting, bending, lifting, and reaching, that utilize several
different muscle groups. Improper use of lawn tools along with
the potential for tool-related accidents further compounds the
risk of injury to the bones and muscles.
You can ease the strain and pain of raking -- fall's most taxing
task by taking the following precautions to minimize your risk of
sustaining an injury:
1) Avoid twisting your body while raking. Use your legs to shift
your weight rather than twisting your back. Throwing leaves over
the shoulder or to the side while raking involves twisting
movements that can overly strain the muscles in the back.
2) Use a properly-sized rake for your height and strength.
3) Wear gloves to help prevent blisters on the hands.
4) Bend at the knees, rather than the waist, to pick up items.
5) Do some form of light exercise for ten minutes to warm up the
muscles prior to raking.
6) Try to vary your movements as much as you can to avoid
overuse of muscle groups.
7) Wear shoes with skid-resistant soles to minimize the risk of
falling. Sturdy shoes can also reduce the risk of injuries to your
8) Don't overdo. Raking is an aerobic activity - you may need to
take frequent breaks or slow your pace if you are an infrequent
exerciser. (It's better to live with the leaves tomorrow than with a
9) As with any form of exercise, be sure to drink plenty of fluids
to prevent dehydration.
10) When you're done, gentle muscle stretching can help relieve
tension in the muscles. A hot bath can relax muscles.