More time spent in close quarters with family and co-workers can increase the spread of germs and your likelihood of getting sick, but the following healthy habits can help you steer clear of whatever is going around:
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WEATHERPROOF YOUR SKIN
It's time to protect your most important layers. “In cold temperatures, blood doesn’t flow as easily, which isn’t good for the health of your skin or for any wounds you may have,” says Brian Pauley, MD, Medical Director at the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at HSHS St. Joseph’s and Sacred Heart hospitals. “So it’s important to take a few extra precautions during the winter.”
Dr. Pauley encourages his patients to keep the following tips in mind to ensure the best for their skin:
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