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Tip of the Week #26

In patients with viral bronchitis, 45% still have a cough after two weeks, and 25% still have a cough after three weeks. Be patient; it takes a long time for your body to get over a virus.

Tip of the Week #17

Decongestants and cough syrup often contain acetaminophen. Always check labels or ask your pharmacist for help to avoid overdosing.

Tip of the Week #1

Eighty percent of common infections can be spread by the hands. Handwashing is the best way to stop the spread of infections.

Tip of the Week #10

When soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol based hand sanitizer to kill germs on your hands. Read the label to make sure that the alcohol content is at least 60%. Do not use alcohol free hand sanitizers. Only alcohol based hand sanitizers containing alcohol as the only active ingredient are recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada

Tip of the Week #25

Fifty percent of children who have ear infections will still have fluid behind the eardrum after one month. This is not a reason to give antibiotics.

Tip of the Week #19

Practice good respiratory etiquette. Sneeze or cough into a tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve. Throw away used tissues promptly and wash your hands. Keep your fingers away from your eyes, nose and mouth.

STOP! Clean Your Hands Day 2018

This national event is taking place Saturday, May 5, 2018 and will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, “Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.”

To learn more go to: STOP! Clean Your Hands

Tip of the Week #2

Always wash your hands after using the bathroom, before and after changing diapers or helping a child use the toilet.

Tip of the Week #15

Fluids, rest and acetaminophen are the best way to treat colds and the flu. Although you will usually feel better in 4 – 5 days, it may take as long as three weeks to completely recover.

Tip of the Week #39

Bacterial infections are less common than viral infections and don’t spread as easily from one person to another.