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Archive for September 2018

Preventative flu measures you should take

It is that time of the year again! Flu season is from mid-September to the end of December & this year has the highest cases of flu in the past 5 years. Centennial Medical would like to give you some advice on how to stay away & beat the flu this season!

Get your flu shot

One of the easiest ways to prevent getting the Flu is to get your flu shot! A flu shot can be given to you at any of your local urgent cares. Flu shots are painless most of the time & come with very little side effects. Some of them include:

  • Pain in arm
  • swelling in the arm
  •   slight fever

Remember, flu shots aren’t always 100% effective, so it is very important that you take precautionary measures this season still!

Sanitation tips

If you are commuting to work & are taking public transportation, you will be around a lot of people. It is important to start practicing some daily sanitation measures, some things you can try are:

  •  cough in the elbow
  •  carry around hand sanitizer
  •  don’t touch communal hand railings, bus handles ext
  • Wash your hands before every meal

The flu is extremely contagious so it is important to know you are always at risk of catching it in public.

Protect your kids too!

Even if you take all the precautions for the flu, you cannot forget about friends & family. It is important to talk about the flu and make it a propriety. Some people think since they got the flu shot once they are protected but that is false information. The flu comes back in a different strand every year so a flu shot is needed!

If you or any of your friends/ family need a flu shot come on down to Centennial medical today!

 

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5 Back to school safety tips

It is back to school time again & for the returning parents & parents new one leaving their children at school for the first time you should follow these tips to ensure the transition in the new school year goes exactly as planned.

1. Plan a safe route to school

If your child is at the age when they can start riding the bus or walking to school it is important for both of you to have a specific route to go on. A young child can get lost going to school or may forget the way to the bus stop. A good way to ease both you & your child is to plan a route for them & go over it before school starts or over the weekend. This way your child will always know where to go & you will always know where to find your child.

2. Teach sanitation tips

Flu season is from September to mid-December to make sure to get your child a flu shot as well as teaching them some tips on how to avoid the flu. These tips should include:

  • Sneaking into elbow
  • Not sharing food or a drink at lunch
  • Washing hands after every meal
  • Give them hand sanitizer to bring to school.

These tips will help your child prevent getting sick & teach them great routines tog et into around the school year.

3. Give them a phone

Yes, it is 2018 & we understand with the phone, comes a lot of responsibility. However, a phone is a direct line to your child. In case of an emergency at school, you can always get in touch with your child. & they can also always reach you if they need something.

4. Teach them stranger danger

Yes, we all know “Don’t Talk to strangers” is one of the first things that we teach our kids while they are out on their own. However, stranger danger is much more than random people on the street these days. You should also warn your children about internet predators & the games they could play online.

5. Talk with your child every day

Communication is key when you have a child going through middle school & high school. Your child goes through a lot in those years so it is important that you make them feel important. Ask them about their day, listen to their problems. Nothing is more important than your child so make time for them no matter what.

If you use all these tips correctly your child should have a smooth transition into school!

 

 

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