Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to prevent cold and flu

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runny noses coughs sneezing it's

officially cold and flu season well

there's no cure for the common cold Mayo

Clinic's dr. Gregory Pollan says there

are ways to protect yourself from the

germs that cause illness number one stay

away from sick people not always

possible but stay away

coughing sneeze into the crook of your

arm ask others in a polite way to do the

same so they don't spread those germs

don't put your fingers into your eyes

nose or mouth that's a very very common

way that this is spread remember to be a

good co-worker and stay home if you're


wash your hands frequently especially

when out in public or use hand sanitizer

and don't forget to get your flu and

pertussis vaccines dr. pol and says

staying healthy begins with being

healthy what better way to protect

against complications of illness than

getting enough sleep eating right

exercising and get a flu vaccine for the

Mayo Clinic News Network I'm Vivien