Health Tip: Help Prevent Respiratory
(HealthDay News) -- The lungs are delicate organs that are
sensitive to environmental factors such as germs and tobacco smoke,
the American Lung Association says.
Here are the ALA's suggestions to help prevent a respiratory
infection and keep the lungs working properly:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use a hand
sanitizer if you don't have access to soap and water.
- Stay away from crowds during cold and flu season.
- Brush your teeth at least twice daily, and get a dental checkup
every six months to help keep germs in the mouth from causing
- Get a flu vaccine every year.
- Stay home and away from family members when you're sick.
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