Getty ImagesSwine flu news is everywhere, and by now you've read all the precautionary measures: Load up on hand sanitizer, avoid crowds, stay away from your hacking coworker, cancel your trip to Cancun. You don't need to hear it again from me, but what I can tell you is that Prevention has an amazing team of medical pros and editors who dig up the latest research-all year long, swine flu or no flu-on staying healthy and keeping your immune system strong. So instead of stressing out, a well-documented immune system disruptor, take a deep breath and follow my favorite, easy tips:
From Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona:
1) Sing while you scrub: This means washing your hands with soap and warm water for a full 15 to 20 seconds-about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice.
2) Keep your fork to yourself. Don't share drinking glasses or utensils with friends or family members, and avoid closeRead More »from Don't panic: 7 ways to stay healthy during a health scare