Reduce Your Risk of Getting Sick
I must start by confessing something: I’m a doctor who gets stressed about germs. If you’d ever had a patient with the flu cough in your face, felt their saliva land in your eye, and then ended up in bed for a week, you’d be a little paranoid, too.
After more than 10 years of medical practice and being exposed to everything from the swine flu to tuberculosis, I rely on multiple strategies to minimize the probability that I’ll get sick. Maximum protection comes from a combination of limiting your exposure to viruses and fortifying your immune system. Here are my top six tips that can help you, too: