Fight Holiday Germs

A doctor's survival guide to get you through it all

By Marianne Kushi
|  Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009  |  Updated 7:16 AM PDT
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Fight Holiday Germs

"Tis the season to be sick. " Dr. Danielle Douglas from Sharp Grossmont Hospital shares some tips to help you arm yourself against holiday germs.
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Tis the season to be sick. As families and friends gather for the holidays to share the fun, they also could be sharing flu and cold germs, say doctors at Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Also the stress that goes along with the season is another added factor says emergency room physician Dr. Danielle Douglas.

So she offers some tips on how to survive the holiday germs and blues. For example: 

 Avoid germs:
Get your flu shot
Cover your cough
Wash your hands frequently

Avoid food poisoning:
Clean food-contact surfaces often
Avoid cross contamination
Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold

Avoid stress:
Manage alcohol intake
Plan ahead
Take a breather

For more information on how to stay healthy during the holidays, click on Sharp.com

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