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The flu can be prevented through flu shots, a healthy immune system and avoiding exposure to the influenza virus. Prevent the flu through a healthy lifestyle with tips from a family practice physician in this free video on the flu and colds.

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It's the flu season again, and you'd like to do whatever you can to avoid catching the flu this year. Hi, I'm Dr. Savage, I'm an osteopathic family practice physician from Tampa. First of all, I must say, consider getting a flu shot, they're are actually certain populations in which it's particularly important to get a flu shot. Other than that, that helps the immune system, other things to do to help your own immune system, would be to live a healthy lifestyle, get regular exercise, have a balanced diet, and get plenty of sleep. Most importantly avoid exposure, avoid exposure to the influenza virus which causes the flu. If you're sitting next to somebody in a restaurant, and they sneeze on you, or you share a glass with somebody who isn't yet showing the signs of the illness, you might be out of luck in that situation. However, if grandma was sick, it would be responsible of her, or anybody else who's not feeling well, to cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze, cleanup after themselves, maintain a clean working living environment. That would would be the best way to avoid catching the flu this year. I'm Dr. Savage, and I wish you the best of health.


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