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Clean Hands Save Lives

Hand washing is one of the easiest things you can do to stay healthy. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends :

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

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Antibiotic Safety

Antibiotics are lifesaving medications when used appropriately. It is important to take the correct type of antibiotic for specific bacterial infections, at the appropriate time for the specified number of days prescribed to prevent complications and resistance. During cold and flu season, please remember that antibiotics should only be used for bacterial infections, not viral infections such as influenza, and only when prescribed to you by a medical provider for your individual condition. Contact your Aveon provider for more details.

 

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Gardasil 9 Update

Gardasil 9 is a vaccination to prevent HPV infections, which are associated to cancers and genital warts in males and females. The vaccine is now approved for males and females age 9 to 45 years old. This vaccine has been available previously, but the FDA has approved the use of Gardasil 9 for a larger population to protect more patients. Ask your Aveon healthcare provider about Gardasil 9 to learn more.

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World Pneumonia Day

Yesterday, Nov 12 was World Pneumonia Day. Pneumonia is one of the ten leading causes of death in the US. There are two Pneumonia vaccines that can help prevent pneumonia. Ask your Aveon provider for more information on how to prevent and treat pneumonia.

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