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The holidays are a great time to get together with friends and family, new and old.  It also tends to be a time of increased busyness, change of routine and cooler weather.  This can sometimes result in you not being at your best health.  Here are some tips to prevent getting sick and reminders for the holiday season.

Tips to avoid getting sick

To avoid getting a cold or flu this season, keep these tips in mind:

  • Get your flu shot. It’s not too late!

  • Wash your hands frequently to keep germ transfer to a minimum.

  • Get enough sleep in order to help your immune system function at its best.

  • Drink enough water to make up for the drier air and the extra running around you may be doing.

Holiday season reminders

Busy, busy, busy!  The holidays tend to be accompanied by changes in our routines.  Here are some reminders to keep you healthy:

  • Take your medications as prescribed, and try not to miss your dose.

  • Get your prescription refills before the holidays. Make sure you have enough medication to get you through the holidays so you don’t run out and have to rush for a refill.

  • Stay hydrated.

  • Ask your pharmacist about over-the-counter medication for your cold or flu symptoms. They can recommend sugar-free options and check to make sure a product doesn’t interact with your other medications or aggravate any medical conditions.

  • If making health resolutions for the new year, include getting a medication assessment from your pharmacist so they can screen for interactions, address your medication questions and concerns, prevent side effects, check medication efficacy and help you get the most benefit from your treatments.

LMC Pharmacy and LMC Healthcare wish you and yours a Happy, Healthy Holiday!