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Going Viral

Riley Cook | SPORTS EDITOR

As many of you might be noticing, the attendance in every class in decreasing due to students getting ill. With 1800 plus bodies at school, realistically, spreads viruses every day due to the immediate contact of germs by everyone touching every wall, door, handle, or railing. Speaking from experience, when we get sick we fall behind in classes and homework. Missing all the work and instruction in the classes causes stress which is not good for the teenage brain. Linda Thompson and Sheryl Habing, nurse and nurse assistant, at La Cueva High School said, “Stay away from stress, and take care of yourself.”

Linda Thompson and Sheryl Habing, nurse and nurse assistant at La Cueva High School sharing their bear care.

Linda Thompson and Sheryl Habing, nurse and nurse assistant at La Cueva High School sharing their bear care.

The illnesses that are going around La Cueva would be the normal winter viruses and the symptoms of the flu: sore throats, nausea, and vomiting. These viruses can start minor and can turn out to be major, but can also lead to death. So, what can you do to avoid these viruses? Other than frequent handwashing, the nurses both said, “Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep each night, drink lots of water, and eat a healthy diet that includes fruit and vegetables so you get proper nutrition.” The nurses also highly recommend to get your flu vaccine. Additionally, the website weheartit.com recommends, “Listen to your body, it is always communicating with you.”

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2 Comments

  1. KH_90 says:

    It’s always great to see advice regarding a healthy lifestyle, and most importantly how to maintain good health. It’s a great thing to know staff is on the look out for the health of 1800 plus people at school. It’s time to take action and do our best to stay in good health, so valuable learning doesn’t go to waste.

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  2. James Q Hedgecock says:

    Yes, I forgot… Staying away from stress prevents the flu… Riiiiight…

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