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How to Protect Yourself from H1N1

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Resources for Swine Flu Prevention

To help keep you healthy, FITNESS has put together the ultimate best-of-the-Web, stay-safe resource guide.

Swine Flu Overview

For the soup-to-nuts lowdown on the H1N1 virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the place to go. The CDC offers stay-healthy tips, vaccine updates, Q&As, and more. Bonus: You can become a fan of the CDC on Facebook and get your updates that way as well.

 
Round-the-Clock News on Swine Flu

FluGov -- a comprehensive government-wide info portal -- is tweeting about H1N1.

 
Pregnancy and Swine Flu

Expecting? Experts say you're at a higher risk for contracting swine flu. Learn everything you need to know about protecting yourself, including info on the vaccine, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

 
Swine Flu Scams and Frauds

There are lots of products out there claiming to protect against H1N1. Before buying anything, go to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration site for an up-to-date list of fraudulent goods.

 
Teaching Kids About Swine Flu

Elmo has joined the flu fight! He teamed up with the Department of Health and Human Services for a PSA encouraging better hygiene -- and flu protection -- among young children.

 
Video: How to Prevent Swine Flu

Sit back. Hit play. Listen and get educated with this comprehensive lesson from Patient Education Institute and MedlinePlus.

 
Worldwide Swine Flu Coverage

Stay in the global loop: Check out the World Health Organization for international H1N1 news.

 

Originally published on FitnessMagazine.com, September 2009.

 

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tammyrox2006 wrote:

The Vaccine is nonsense.Do your research-www.articles.mercola.com article Expert Pediatrition Exposes Vaccine Myths.Rather lengthy but crutial info!!!

11/16/2009 05:56:41 PM Report Abuse
tdial1 wrote:

The antiviral drugs only reduce the length of the illness and only if used within 24 hours of the initial onset and they seem to reduce the length of the illness by one day. They are only recommended for at risk patients as their benefit otherwise do not outweigh their risk and cost. They have not been recommended for preventive reasons.

11/16/2009 10:40:48 AM Report Abuse
tdial1 wrote:

Tamiflu or Relenza (about 70 to 90 percent effective at preventing the flu)??? Not sure where you got this info. These drugs have never been known to prevent the flu. The vaccine is the only thing other then hygiene that is marketed to prevent the flu and it only works 50% of the time at best.

11/16/2009 10:40:24 AM Report Abuse
vampire12 wrote:

PERHAPS THAT IS ENOUGH TO DO..

11/16/2009 10:38:12 AM Report Abuse
vampire12 wrote:

I USE HAND SANITIZER OFTEN DURING THE DAY..IT IS JUST MY WIFE AND I BUT SHE WORKS AT A RETAIL STORE AND WAITS ON SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE EACH SHIFT.. SO SHE GOES STRAIGHT TO THE BATHROOM AND WASHES UP WHEN SHE COMES HOME PLUS WASHING UP AT THE STORE SEVERAL TIMES A SHIFT.. SO FAR SO GOOD...

11/16/2009 10:36:42 AM Report Abuse

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