Students Spread Knowledge, Not Germs

With the cold and flu season upon us, students in the medical assistant program at Globe University-Madison East wanted to educate others on ways to stay well.

Medical assistant students speak with attendees during the Wellness in the Workplace event

Students in Patient Care Sciences I class put together a brochure which includes facts about the cold and flu, immune-boosting foods and treatments and remedies that can help. Students also created an interactive display board, as well as cold and flu survival kits that included tissues, cough drops and tea.

Students shared their knowledge, interactive display, brochures and survival kits during the Wellness in the Workplace event on campus earlier this month. The event was open to the public and focused on health and wellness. There were demonstrations, healthy snacks, sugar scrubs and wellness information.

Some of the tips the students shared about staying well included:

Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water as well as liquids in the forms of tea, broths and soups.

Avoid touching your face – You don’t want to spread germs.

Wash your hands – To reduce the spread of germs, make sure to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer.

Cover your mouth – If you need to sneeze or cough, cover your mouth to reduce spreading germs.

Eat honey – Have a cough? Research has shown that honey has been linked to reducing and treating coughs.

Take zinc – If taken at the first sign of a cold, zinc can decrease the duration of the cold.

Sleep – Listen to your body and make sure you get enough rest.

In addition to these helpful tips, students discussed the importance of getting the flu shot on a regular basis.