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                                Is it a just a cold  - or is it the Flu?

Symptoms

Cold

Flu

Aches

Slight

Usual, often severe

Fever

Rare

Usually Present & 101 F +

Chills

Uncommon

Fairly common

Tiredness

Mild

Moderate to severe

Sudden Symptoms

Appear gradually

Can appear within 3-6 hours

Coughing

Hacking, productive cough

Dry, unproductive cough

Sneezing

Common

Uncommon

Stuffy nose

Common

Uncommon

Sore throat

Common

Uncommon

Chest Discomfort

Mild to moderate

Often severe

Headache



Uncommon





Common



                                                                           





Getting a cold or the flu is surely no fun. But we can fight back by doing the single most important thing for preventing this kind of illness....

                                             

                                                          Proper Handwashing!                                                       

       The 12 Most Common Infectious Diseases Preventable by Effective Handwashing

  1. Shigellosis

  2. Hepatitis A

  3. E.coli 0157:H7

  4. Salmonellosis

  5. Campylobacteriosis

  6. Common Cold

  7. Influenza

  8. Giardiasis

  9. Impetigo

  10. Fifth Disease

  11. Conjunctivitis (Pink-Eye)

  12. Enterobiasis (Pinworms)

        Handwashing also helps prevent lead poisoning in children.

                                                                 

             Click on the following link to watch a short, fun video which demonstrates good hand washing technique!

                                            The Kansas Department of Health and Environment

    Other important steps we can all take to keep ourselves healthy include:

  •   get 8 hours of sleep every night, 

  •   choose to eat fresh, locally and if possible, organically grown foods,

  •   drink lots and lots of water,

  •   get regular medical and dental checkups,

  •   keep physically active, 

and finally,

look for- and find- the silver lining that surrounds every, single cloud.

 
 

Video: Need to relax? Take a break to meditate - MayoClinic.com

Feeling stressed? Take 5 minutes to experience this guided meditation which simply focuses on your breathing. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to reclaim your inner peace....

 
 

Video: Yoga for stress management-MayoClinic.com

Yoga offers many potential health and stress-reducing benefits. This video introduces you to five basic yoga poses. It's easy to follow along and try the exercises, or just watch to get a sense of basic yoga.


                   

Tai chi: Stress reduction, balance, agility and more

Tai chi (ti-CHE) is sometimes described as "meditation in motion." Originally developed in China as a form of self-defense, this graceful form of exercise has existed for about 2,000 years. It's becoming increasingly popular around the world, both as a basic exercise program and as a complement to other health care methods. Health benefits include stress reduction, greater balance and increased flexibility  especially for older adults.

                           

THE MOTHER LODE OF HEALTH & FITNESS INFORMATION-
 

 

Mayo Clinic medical information and tools for healthy living - MayoClinic.com

 

Fitness Center - MayoClinic.com

 

School Health Manual


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