Staying healthy when you’re out and about—in schools, at work, and everywhere else

  1. iStock_000020092440_220x250pxAt school
    School days, school days. They shouldn’t all be cold and flu days! Frequent hand washing, proper vaccination, and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces are important strategies to keep students and teachers healthy. Make sure every school year is productive and healthy by following some key infection prevention tips.
  2. In the locker room
    When MRSA affects professional sports teams, this four-letter word makes national headlines.The truth is, there are occasional outbreaks in high school locker rooms and sports teams across the country. Here’s how you can stay healthy and prevent infection.
  3. At work
    Many people spend at least 40 hours each week at work. So why not make it a healthy place? By maintaining good personal hygiene practices and ensuring a clean workplace, we can all focus on more important things. Because let’s face it—you’re too busy to get sick.
  4. On public transportation
    Planes, trains, buses, the subway—we often rely on public transportation to take us from point A to point B safely, cheaply, and efficiently. But it’s important to make sure you don’t pick up any nasty germs when you’re en route to your destination.
  5. On vacation
    Don’t let infections ruin your vacation! Talk to your doctor about any vaccinations you will need before traveling and be sure to bring a First Aid kit and lots of hand sanitizer.
  6. Eating out
    When choosing restaurants, look for basic clues as to the cleanliness of the facility and the freshness of the food. Freshly-cooked, hot-served foods are safer than foods that have been left unrefrigerated in a kitchen or on a buffet table. Taking home leftovers? Refrigerate and then eat them within a day or two.
  7. Cell phones and germs
    To avoid catching a bug from your closest companion—aka, your cell phone—pay attention to the following tips.

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