Staying Healthy at Work & Home During Cold & Flu Season

FireShot Screen Capture #867 - 'WCIU, The U I Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season' - www_wciu_com_videos_youAn estimated 22–189 million school days are missed annually due to a cold. As a result, parents missed 126 million workdays to stay home to care for their children. When added to the 150 million workdays missed by employees suffering from a cold, the total economic impact of cold-related work loss exceeds $20 billion per year . Career expert and former Human Resources Executive, Vicki Salemi, understands the impact and has new ways to stay healthy during cold and flu season to stay on the job during cold and flu season .

How to Clean Air to Prevent Spread of Germs. The Venta Airwasher is a 2-in-1 system that purifies the air and then humidifies a room to the optimal level. It stops the transmission of the smallest particles of germs, bacteria, and allergens by drawing in dry, dirty air and “washing” the air. It uses water as the filter so that only purified, humidified air is sent back into the room. It is easy to operate and perfect for the office or at home to help stop germs from being transmitted during cold and flu season. You can order various models online for a variety of room sizes through or at (where to find retailers across the country.)

Venta Airwasher

Understand the Difference Between Cold & Flu. Since you treat a cold differently than you do a flu, you need to know the difference between the two. A cold will come on gradually, but the flu will hit you very suddenly. Flu-like symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, headache and fatigue, but you can nip the flu in the bud by taking Oscillo at the first sign of illness. According to clinical studies, it shortens the duration and reduces the severity of flu-like symptoms and it does not cause drowsiness or interact with other medications. It’s recommended for everyone ages two to 102 and you can get it at major drugstores like CVS, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid or Target. You want to keep it in your purse, briefcase, or desk drawer so that you always have it on hand at the onset of symptoms. Find out more information about flu in the workplace at


A Home Remedy for Viruses. There is a home remedy that can really make a difference when dealing with viruses that not everyone knows about and may make a difference between “calling in sickor staying healthy. Oregano Oil is a very potent natural antibiotic and antiviral. When 5-6 drops are put in a glass of water and gargled, it can stop a sore throat in its tracks. If you use 5-6 drops in a glass of water and then swallow, it can help kill cold or infection in under 24 hours. You must take it at the first onset of symptoms and pregnant women should not take oregano oil. It is very strong and children may not like it.


Basic Tips for Everyone to Stay Healthy. Everyone should know these basic tips to stay healthy during cold and flu season but they are always worth mentioning: First, washing your hands is the number one defense against cold & flu season since that’s how most viruses are transmitted – you touch an infected surface and then touch your face.  Second, disinfect your home, office and car and wipe down surfaces like your phones, cell phones, computer keyboard and steering wheel. And finally, boost your immune system with plenty of sleep, exercise and eating a healthy diet.


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