It’s that time of year again. Cold and flu season is approaching faster than department stores can set up for Christmas. (Which, by my accounts, is fast!) The medical timeline for cold and flu season begins as early as October and ends as late as May. It peaks around December and February.
That means we need to start immunity building NOW.
It also means our couriers in charge of healthcare transportation in Fort Worth and Dallas will be busy. See, a peak in cold and flu season means more on demand and scheduled route deliveries to and from the DFW Metroplex. A healthcare courier moves all sorts of medical related items. From lab equipment to vaccines, prescriptions to patient records, a trained healthcare courier is a necessity as we approach this dangerous season.
Thankfully, you have a certified and experienced team on your side 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Eagle Express offers fast shipping any time of day or night. We can also handle those routine deliveries that make daily, weekly, or monthly pick ups and drop offs at labs, doctors offices, and hospitals. Eagle Express is here for all your healthcare transportation in Fort Worth and Dallas.
We’re also here to pass on a little information on how you can protect yourself and your family from the effects of cold and flu season. We’re delivering you tips on how to start building your immunity NOW, before the official start to the season begins.
Proper Hand Washing
Wash hands after sneezing, using the bathroom, or touching anything icky. It also pays to wash your hands before and after eating. Teach kiddos (because, adults, you know this, right!?) that proper hand washing includes wetting hands with warm water, lathering with soap, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds, rinsing and drying.
Get your ZZZ’s
Sleep varies from individual to individual, but we do know that lack of sleep can wreak havoc an immune system. Adults need 7-9 hours, kids need 9-12, and preschoolers need 10-13 hours.
When we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off germs is compromised. Chronic stress can leave you more susceptible to catching the cold or flu. As an adult, be sure to give yourself plenty of exercise and brain breaks. Meditation and yoga are helpful, as well. Kids should be given free time and the opportunity to talk about their feelings. This can help reduce stress overall in the home.
Your food choices can have a huge effect on your immunity. Sticking to a variety of foods that are nutrient rich can help you stave off germs. Some powerful immune boosters include citrus fruits, green tea, ginger, and garlic.
Stay Up to Date on Vaccinations
Vaccines help develop a healthy immunity to serious diseases and infections. There is NO medical evidence that vaccines cause autism or other chronic conditions. The best way to prevent getting the flu this season is to get your flu shot. Talk to your doctor about the best time and way to administer it.
As we near that critical time of year when health becomes more important than ever, consider taking some of these tips to heart. You can also consider contacting Eagle Express for all your healthcare transportation in Fort Worth and Dallas.
With nearly four decades of experience, our trained professionals know what it takes to move sensitive healthcare items around North Texas. From HIPAA, OSHA, and HazMat certifications to the proper vehicles like refrigerated vans and straight trucks, Eagle Express couriers are equipped to handle your toughest healthcare transportation needs.
Don’t wait until cold and flu season takes over. Prevent a healthcare transportation disaster and contact Eagle Express today at 214-351-5777.