Friday, September 25, 2009

Autism and Diet

Autism and Diet

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More About the Swine Flu

The swine flu (H1N1) virus is frightening and most of us do not know how to combat this sickness. There have already been confirmed cases of the swine flu in Houston locally so it is coming. In October the first of the swine flu vaccinations will become available and there is some controversy about the safety and efficacy of these vaccinations. I am including a link to my article Pros and Cons About Getting Swine Flu Shot.

Avoiding crowded places is the best way to protect yourself, but that is not possible for most of us. Here are some other ways to protect yourself.

If you are sick stay home. I know there is significant pressure to show up regularly to work, but if you are truly sick with a temperature you should not go in to work. You will delay your recovery and spread your sickness to others around you. Stay home.

There are ways you can protect yourself that are just plain common sense and you should already be practicing these methods. Good handwashing is the first line of defense against these seasonal sicknesses. If you are in a public rest room wash your hands and use the paper towel to open the door when you leave. Be careful about touching doors in public places.

Keep liquid hand cleaner with you at all times. Use it regularly. There will be times when you must touch things or shake hands with people. Do not be afraid, just keep your hand cleaner available and use it regularly.

Sneezing is a problem. If you have a tissue, sneeze into the tissue. If you do not have a tissue sneeze into your arm. This is the best way to keep germs from spreading to those around you. Sneezing into your hand is not sanitary because you will spread germs to everything and everyone you touch.

This flu season is going to be difficult but if everyone makes an effort to control the spread of germs it will be better for everyone.