Avoid people who are sick. Don’t allow anyone that is sick to infect you.
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way and can make you sick.
Vomiting and/or diarrhea (stomach bug) are often transmitted via a fecal/oral route. This means virus is shed in the stool, gets on hands and then enters the body through the mouth. Thorough aggressive hand washing after using the bathroom helps prevent this type of illness.
Make hand-washing fun for kids. A great way is to sing a song and model thoroughly soaping up!
Germs that make us sick attach to our hands as we touch exposed surfaces. To prevent putting these germs into our bodies, we need to not only wash our hands, but wash them the correctly. Lather up using warm water and soap and rub your hands aggressively for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse with water.
Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spreading of illness. Frequent hand washing especially before eating and after going to the bathroom is essential.
Flu and cold viruses are going around, as is often the case during the cooler months. Keep your kids, school and family healthy this winter. Over the next several days we will help your family avoid getting sick by sharing with you health tips. Please pass them along to your kids! Check back tomorrow.
100% of U.S. medical schools do not require their medical students to participate in animal dissection. Therefore it is safe to say that cutting open animals is not necessary to become a brilliant doctor or grade school student.
Did you know that traditional middle school and high school biology animal dissections can do more harm than good for students? There are psychological, physical and environmental dangers associated with animal dissections putting your student at risk. Over the next several days we will take a closer look at the psychological risks that may harm your student. Check back here tomorrow!
Students should avoid caffeine after 2:00 PM to get a good night’s sleep. Caffeine has a half-life of six hours. What this means is even after six hours (8:00 PM), half the caffeine they drank is still in their body.