From: Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
Published November 20, 2009 10:49 AM

Ten Tips for Staying Healthy and H1N1-Free This Holiday Season

The holidays are here and with them family, friends, parties and germs. This year, in light of the H1N1 outbreak, many fear that the most wonderful time of the year will end up being the unhealthiest, too.

"While crowded shopping malls and holiday parties certainly increase our risk of getting sick this time of year, there are many precautions you can take to stay healthy," said Gillian Stephens, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Here are Dr. Stephen’s top 10 strategies for protecting yourself and your family during the holidays:


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