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02/29/2012

Cough, cough, sneeze.

A sick


If you are like a large number of people here in the Lansing area you have or are suffering from the "bug". Mine started very sudden. I was great one day and the next day I woke up and I was a mess. I was coughing, sneezing and my head was something I wanted detached from my body! 

Now, even though I am not a doctor and cannot provide information on how to keep from getting whatever "bug" seems to be going around, here are some tips on things to do to keep them from spreading. Aa sick


One of the biggest ways to keep from spreading the germs is to be conscious of what you're doing. Cough or sneeze into your elbow so that your hands are free to touch things to get you where you need to go. Almost everyone has seen someone sneeze in their hands only to put that same hand on the bathroom door knob... 

Second is wash your hands often. Things like rubbing your eyes because you are tired can pick up the cold virus and many others and deposit them on an unsuspecting person just looking to greet you with a hand shake.

Carry your own box of tissue. Many people will sneeze into their hand and then use that hand to pick up the community box of tissue leaving their germs outside the box. Then when you are sneezing because of the pepper in the food and reach for the tissue time bomb you pick up more than nose comfort.

There are lots of things we can do to keep from getting sick but one of the biggest is think about yourself and your fellow person and go that extra step to keep you both healthy.

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Any suggestions for the "lung hacker" in the office next door? Day in and day out, he comes in and spends the day coughing and hacking all over the office. I finally brought in a bowl of cough drops to "share" in the hopes he would get the hint; full variety to meet anyone's tastes...

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