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Dr K K Aggarwal

Tips to prevent pneumonia

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  • Get vaccinated with the flu and pneumococcal vaccines
  • Practice respiratory and cough hygiene to protect yourself against respiratory infections that may lead to pneumonia.
  • Respiratory hygiene: Keep a distance of minimum 3-6 ft, from a person who is coughing, sneezing or singing to prevent cross infection, specifically, from flu. Most respiratory particles are more than 5 microns in size (except tuberculosis droplet nuclei) and do not travel a distance of more than 3 ft.
  • Cough hygiene: Cough on your sleeves or tissue paper (and discard it immediately) and not in hands and handkerchief. Wash hands with soap and water after coughing or sneezing or use an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Dont smoke as it can damage the natural defense of the lungs against respiratory infections.
  • Keep the immune system strong by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet.

Ten ways to ease neck pain

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  1. Don’t stay in one position for too long
  2. Keep the computer monitor at eye level.
  3. Use the hands–free function of the phone or wear a headset.
  4. Prop your touch–screen tablet or the ipad on a pillow so that it sits at a 45° angle, instead of lying flat on your lap.
  5. Keep your prescription up to date, if you wear glasses to prevent leaning your head back to see better.
  6. Don’t use too many pillows as it can stifle your neck’s range of motion.
  7. Before you move a big wardrobe across the room, consider what it might do to your neck and back, and ask for help.
  8. Sleep well.
  9. Call your doctor if neck pain is associated with radiating pain, weakness, or numbness of an arm or leg.
  10. Also call the doctor if you have fever or weight loss associated with your neck pain, or severe pain.

Tips to prevent eye infections from contact lenses

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  1. Replace your contact lens case regularly.
  2. Do not sleep or nap while wearing contact lenses.
  3. Don’t swim or shower while wearing contact lenses.

(Source: CDC)

6 ways to ease neck pain

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1. Don’t stay in one position for too long. 2. Make some ergonomic adjustments. Position your computer monitor at eye level so you can see it easily. Use the hands-free function on your phone or wear a headset. Prop your touch-screen tablet on a pillow so that it sits at a 45° angle, instead of lying flat on your lap. 3. If you wear glasses, keep your prescription up to date. 4. Don’t use too many pillows. 5. Know your limits. 6. Get a good night’s sleep. (Harvard News Letter)