Flu Watch: Tips for a Healthier Workplace

As cold and flu season heads into high gear this winter, are Canadians ready to fight back? About 85% of us will suffer from at least one cold this year, so what proven measures can you take in the workplace to help fend off illness this 2005/2006 season?

“One of the most important preventive measures you can take is to avoid touching your face,” says Toronto family physician Dr. Jennifer Pettigrew. This includes the eyes, nose and mouth—any part of the face that is wet in which germs can travel across mucous membranes.

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