Prevention and treatment of the new coronavirus
There is currently no vaccine to prevent
infection. The best way to do so is to avoid exposure to this virus. The CDC recommends the following every day preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
AMERICAN HEART MONTH
American Heart Month isn’t just for lovers. February also reminds us to take care of our heart and consider our risk factors.
Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. Some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us the ways we can help reduce our risks while
eliminating those we have control over. Do you have one of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high
cholesterol or diabetes.
Why Might You Need More Vitamin D?
Maybe because your body doesn’t:
- Get enough sunshine
- Get enough from food, especially if you’re vegan or can’t eat dairy
- Absorb vitamin D as well as it should, or it gets rid of it too quickly