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Health Tip: Holiday Health and Safety

(HealthDay News) -- The holiday season is fast approaching. Regardless of what you celebrate, this time of year is a great opportunity to appreciate the gift of health, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To stay safe and healthy this holiday season, the CDC suggests:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay dry and dress warmly in several layers.
  • Balance responsibilities, seek support if needed and get enough sleep.
  • Don't drink and drive. Always wear a seatbelt in a motor vehicle.
  • Avoid smoking. If you smoke, quit today!
  • Get check-ups and vaccinations.
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Keep a watchful eye on your kids.
  • Handle and prepare food safely.
  • Eat healthy and stay active.
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