MIDLAND PARK, N.J. -- This winter, the weather isn't the only thing packing a punch. During the year's colder months, people's bodies tend to break down faster than when it's warm. The flu, coughs and colds all rear their heads in the winter, and even getting around in snow and ice can be dangerous.
When dealing with seasonal illnesses, its always important to be aware of the germs around us. In most cases, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Washing your hands, using sanitizer, covering your cough and avoiding places that trap germs are easy way to make sure you avoid a seasonal illness.
Medical problems in the winter aren't solely limited to infections and viruses; slippery conditions open the door to a host of break, bruises, and pulls. The most important thing to do when traveling in foul weather is to take things slow and being alert. Most injuries are caused either by moving too quickly or not being aware of the surroundings.
"The most common injuries are sprains or fractures to the wrist from falling on your outstretched hands, or ankle injuries from slipping or twisting your ankle. If you suspect you have a sprain or fracture, it is important to see a medical professional who can perform an X-ray to determine the extent of injury and if appropriate, immobilize the injured body part,'' said Dr. Alvaro Alban of Doctor's Office Urgent Care.
Accidents do happen, and when they do the Doctor's Office has the capability to X-ray and diagnose a fractured extremity and the equipment to properly immobilize the injury.
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