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January 18, 2013

NASH: The flu is in the news

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The best way to avoid getting the flu is by washing your hands frequently. It is important that you wash and dry them thoroughly after using the restroom, touching your face, shaking hands with anyone and or after coughing or sneezing. If you use a facial tissue, be sure to throw it away immediately.

According to Indiana health officials, 27 people have died so far this year because of the flu. It is possible that some of these deaths could have been avoided by following just a few easy steps. You can protect yourself from serious illness by getting your flu shot early next fall.

 

Matthew Nash can be reached at dmatthewnash@gmail.com

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