Preventative Health Care

Five Habits of Highly Effective Students

  1. Eat well and regularly. Make good food choices and avoid fad diets.
  2. Drink! At least 8 full glasses of water a day. Avoid excessive caffeine, carbonation and alcohol.
  3. Exercise. Experts recommend 30-45 minutes of daily exercise to lose weight and 30 minutes 3x/week to maintain weight. Exercise will help you concentrate better, relieve stress and have more energy.
  4. Get plenty of rest. Go to bed before 11 pm to avoid adverse effects on your natural sleep-wake cycle. If you are well rested, your immune system is strengthened.
  5. Wash your hands! This is the most important thing you can do to prevent illness and the spread of disease.

Many times common illnesses are caused by viruses. There is no cure for viral infection. Antibiotics will not help. The best advice is to follow the 5 habits listed above and treat the symptoms. If your illness lasts longer than 10 days, you have a persistent fever, or your symptoms are worsening, then you should make an appointment with your health care provider.

Is it a Virus, Bacteria or Allergy???

Runny nose? Often Rare Often
Aching muscles? Usual Rare No
Headache? Often Sometimes No
Dizzy? Often Rare No
Fever? Often Often No
Cough? Often Sometimes Sometimes
Raising Sputum? Rare Often Rare
Dry Cough? Often Rare Sometimes
Hoarseness? Often Rare Sometimes
Recurs at particular season? No No Often
Only a single complaint? Unusual Usual Unusual
Do antibiotics help? No Yes No
Can a doctor help? Seldom Yes Sometimes

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