Doctors get sick, too
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The average US adult gets three to four colds a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control—and that includes doctors. Even the experts aren’t immune to the nasty viruses. But that doesn’t mean they don’t know a thing or two about reducing their chances of getting a bug and you can steal their healthy secrets and potentially lower the number of sick days you have this season.
They get the flu shot
Getting a seasonal influenza vaccine is an excellent preventive measure for avoiding flu. Clement S. Rose, MD, an internal medicine specialist at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, says he gets the flu shot each year and recommends it for everyone who’s eligible. “It’s not perfect but overall, it helps in the fight against the potentially deadly infection,” he says.