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The Savvy Patient - Don’t Catch a Bug in the Waiting Room

Simple precautions can keep you healthy when surrounded by illness

In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight on how to avoid spreading illness while in the doctor’s office waiting room.


Trying to avoid waiting rooms altogether during cold and flu season is not always an option, but a few simple precautions such as getting a flu vaccination, washing your hands and limiting the handling of magazines in the office may minimize the risk of getting sick while you wait.


Read the full article for more: Don’t catch a bug in the waiting room


Media Contact: Rachel Lichterman

Phone: 858-678-7348

E-mail: lichterman.rachel@scrippshealth.org