The Top 10 Ways to Not Get Sick This Season

Learn how you can keep yourself from getting sick.

The Top 10 Ways to Not Get Sick This Season

Staying healthy during cold & flu season is similar to how you can prevent illness during the coronavirus outbreak. There are a few tricks you can use to stay healthy — and most of them start with taking care of your immune system.

Stay Hydrated

Aside from your skin, the major protective surfaces on your body are all wet. Your eyes, mouth, nose, lungs, stomach and intestines all use a watery solution of some sort to form that protective layer. This layer snares any invaders trying to access the body and helps destroy them or flush them out. If you’re dehydrated, these surfaces dry out and lose their protection, opening you up to infection.

3 Coping Tips for Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's

President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis gives her best advice for children caring for parents with dementia.

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Caring for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's can be a traumatic time. For Patti Davis, daughter of the late President Ronald Reagan, it was devastating. When Reagan's diagnosis was made public in 1994, the Reagan family had already been dealing with the signs and symptoms for some time.

Davis, who is also the founder of the support group Beyond Alzheimer's, was at her father's side as his disease progressed through his final days. In her new book, "Floating in the Deep End: How Caregivers Can See Beyond Alzheimer's," Davis looks at how caregivers can help themselves while helping others.

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