cold and flu
Staying well has never felt more important.
The effectiveness of the vaccine takes about two weeks to kick in.
Travel in the winter means that cold and flu bugs are on every counter, button, person and thing you touch on the way through. It is even more critical to fly smart at this time of year.
The flu is an acute respiratory infection that brings along a fever, cough, chills, aches and pains, and can lead to serious complications like pneumonia. For the elderly, pregnant women, chronically ill or young children, influenza can be deadly. It kills around 3,500 people per year in Canada.
The alert comes amid concerns about low vaccination rates throughout the Vancouver area.
And it's surprisingly easy to make at home!
Bring on the ginger tea!
With the Canadian dollar continuing to decrease, this list of 50 small towns in Canada would make a great option for a family, a couple or even a group of friends. These destinations can easily be explored as a weekend getaway or simply hopping on a quick flight.
It goes beyond just lemon water.
These tips will banish your winter woes.
Guy who doesn't wash his hands? We see you.
Steal their tips and avoid excess tissues.
Your keyboard? Yeah, it needs a good wipe down ASAP.
Germs are everywhere and sometimes you can't avoid them, but you can avoid touching your face, eyes and nose. By avoiding these areas you reduce your chances of catching and spreading the germs.
Instead of allowing the flu to tackle you, your family and your work down to the ground, be prepared and remedy it head-on. The Professional Organizers in Canada has created the Cold and Flu Survival Kit -- tools that will keep you organized and help you recover faster.
What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.