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August 19, 2014 |  written by IVX Health

Back to School Health Tips

Encourage Hand Washing Up to 80 percent of illnesses are spread through touch, and the CDC says that hand washing is the single most important factor in stopping the spread of viral and bacterial disease.  So encourage your kids to wash their hands before and after every meal, and every time they use the restroom.  This simple tactic will go a long way toward keeping your family healthy. Eat a Healthy Diet (and Supplement with a Multivitamin) You know the old adage, "You are what you eat."  Well, if you eat healthy, you're much more likely to stay healthy.  Eating a diet filled with vitamins, minerals and nutrients is exactly what your body needs to operate at full capacity.  Not only will you get an immune system boost, but you'll also have more energy and better concentration -- definitely good qualities for the classroom and the office. Discourage Sharing Hygiene Items While it may go against custom to suggest that your children NOT share, there are certain items that they should keep to themselves to help prevent the spread of disease.  Lip balm or gloss or lipstick, mascara and eye shadow and other items that come in contact with the face should not be shared. Cover Your Mouth Make sure your children know to cover their mouths when they sneeze.  The best way is with a handkerchief, facial tissue or into the crook of one's elbow.  If they catch a cough or a sneeze with their hands, make sure they know to wash their hands immediately afterwards.  Doing what they can to help prevent spread of illness -- even if they've already picked up a bug -- can help keep the rest of your family healthy so you can help them get back to feeling 100 percent.

Encourage Hand Washing

Up to 80 percent of illnesses are spread through touch, and the CDC says that hand washing is the single most important factor in stopping the spread of viral and bacterial disease.  So encourage your kids to wash their hands before and after every meal, and every time they use the restroom.  This simple tactic will go a long way toward keeping your family healthy.

Eat a Healthy Diet (and Supplement with a Multivitamin)

You know the old adage, “You are what you eat.”  Well, if you eat healthy, you’re much more likely to stay healthy.  Eating a diet filled with vitamins, minerals and nutrients is exactly what your body needs to operate at full capacity.  Not only will you get an immune system boost, but you’ll also have more energy and better concentration — definitely good qualities for the classroom and the office.

Discourage Sharing Hygiene Items

While it may go against custom to suggest that your children NOT share, there are certain items that they should keep to themselves to help prevent the spread of disease.  Lip balm or gloss or lipstick, mascara and eye shadow and other items that come in contact with the face should not be shared.

Cover Your Mouth

Make sure your children know to cover their mouths when they sneeze.  The best way is with a handkerchief, facial tissue or into the crook of one’s elbow.  If they catch a cough or a sneeze with their hands, make sure they know to wash their hands immediately afterwards.  Doing what they can to help prevent spread of illness — even if they’ve already picked up a bug — can help keep the rest of your family healthy so you can help them get back to feeling 100 percent.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

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