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Flying This Season? The Germiest Places On A Plane

Posted on 12/22/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthGifts aren’t the only thing you can bring back after holiday travel. Your fellow passengers can also gift you with a nice, juicy cold or the flu. That’s because flying increases your risk of getting sick. A 2004 study found that adults are up to 113 times more likely to have a cold after a long flight, when compared to the same risk among of the rest of us on the ground. Why are planes such germ incubators? It’s not …

Want to Stay Healthy This Winter? Follow These Four Steps

Posted on 11/7/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWhy is it that some people seem to sail through cold and flu season without a sniffle, while others can count on always catching that winter cold/flu/virus? Health magazine asked experts for the best, research-backed secrets for staying well. The article was aimed at mothers and grandmothers, but the advice applies to everyone. The number one tip was to get the flu vaccine, but after that, they suggested following these four simple steps: 1. Breathe some fresh air. Yes, of …