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Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

By Dr. Bruce Kaler, U.S. HealthWorks

Here are some tips to make sure you reach your destination this holiday season without contracting a nasty cold or the flu.

Get a flu vaccine as soon as possible: The current vaccine is widely available in almost all communities. It takes a minimum of two weeks to develop any immunity after receiving the flu shot. Although this requires acting soon and planning ahead, it is the absolute most important factor.

Get adequate rest the night before travel: Having seven to eight hours of restorative sleep will give you a fighting chance of resisting whatever exposure you get when traveling. Travel days are usually long and hectic.

Help Raley's 'Food For Families' Fight Hunger in Our Community

Help Raley's 'Food For Families' Fight Hunger in Our Community

Join News10 and our friends at Raley's, Bel Air and Food Source for the Raley's Food for Families holiday food drive.

It's EASY!

Just go to the Raley's Food For Families Facebook page and click on the LIKE button and/or the TWEET button and Raley's will donate 25 cents to help fight hunger in our community.

Possible norovirus outbreak in Amador County

AMADOR COUNTY -- Amador County Environmental Health is reporting a significant increase in the number of people visiting hospitals and family doctors with acute nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Norovirus is most commonly associated with cruise ship outbreaks.  The illness is spread by eating food or drinking liquids infected with norovirus or by touching contaminated surfaces.

Outbreaks can happen to people of all ages and in a variety of settings. Norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne-disease outbreaks in the United States.

Symptoms of norovirus infection usually include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach cramps. Other, less common symptoms may include low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle
aches, and general sense of fatigue.

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