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These practices can reduce the spread of colds, flu, mumps, mono and more. 

Wash hands: 

Did you know that 80% of germs that cause illness are transmitted by hands?

Clean your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent viruses from getting into your system. For more on handwashing, visit Wolverines Wash

Get vaccinated:

Check with your health care provider to see if your vaccination record is up-to-date. For more information, see:

Cover coughs & sneezes:

Did you know that sneezes can travel as fast as 100 miles per hour and can spread germs up to 20 feet away? Yikes!  Make sure to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue every time you cough or sneeze, and throw the used tissue in a wastebasket. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve (not your hand). 

Stop before you swap (avoid sharing saliva):

Avoid sharing eating utensils, drinking glasses, bottles, or things you smoke, including e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and hookah. 

Support your immune system: 

Sleep an adequate amount, eat well (especially fruits and vegetables), and exercise to help fight off germs and enjoy life. 

Avoid contact: 

If possible, avoid close contact with other people who are sick.

Sick? Stay home to avoid giving it to others.

You can do a lot from your bed:

The UHS Pharmacy can help:

You can get answers via online chat or phone, conveniently refill prescriptions, get non-prescription products at competitive prices, and pick-up discount coupons at the pharmacy counter. See Pharmacy