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To Be HEALTHY: an APPLE/Day; KEEP Yourself FARAWAY From DOCTORS, Mostly: Doctors WaitinRoom I Had Not Seen my DOCTOR For 2 Yrs, Was Healthy, But I Was Due 4 a Checkup. After, I BECAME Very Ill. TRUTH: I'm SUFFERING From Doctors-Waiting-Room BLUES! I'm SO SICK For 3 DAYS, NOW.
5 Ways Not to Get Sick at The Doctor Office
http://www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/wellness/5-ways-not-g...

You’re probably seeing your doctor in the hope of staying healthy.
Unfortunately, even the most pristine-looking medical offices are hot
beds for germs. From the “coughers” and “sneezers” in the waiting room
to the employees (and even the doctor) who forget to wash their hands
after seeing sick patients, you’re in a high-risk environment. So what
can you do to lower your risk of falling victim to whatever virus is
passing around at your doctor’s office?


See if You Can Handle Your Problem by Phone


If you’re seeing your doctor for something simple like a prescription
refill, call the office first to see if you can handle your problem by
phone. Why sit in a waiting room full of sick people unless you have to?
Not everything requires a face-to-face visit. Luckily, telemedicine,
where you consult with a doctor online or by video, is growing in
popularity. With telemedicine, you can see a doctor in the privacy of
your home. That’s convenient, especially during flu season. (with the HealthStatus Health Pass you can get 24/7 access to a doctor by phone click here for more information)


Avoid the Waiting Room Blues


Steer clear of the waiting room. The waiting room is where most of
the viruses and bacteria cluster. People with colds and respiratory
infections waiting to be called back to see the doctor have time to flip
through magazines and transfer germs to the pages. Especially when the
doc is running behind. When you pick up a magazine, you could become the
unlucky recipient of a cold virus. Why take the chance? Bring your own
book or magazine to read and keep it in your lap, and not on the table
or chair.


The same goes for anything in the waiting room. If you have a child,
bring along a toy for them to play with so they don’t have to handle
toys sick children might have played with in the waiting room.


It’s not just the toys and reading material that harbor viruses. When
patients in the waiting room cough or sneeze, viruses are expelled into
the air. Sit in the waiting room long enough and you’ll breathe some
in. Hopefully, your immune system will fight them off, but avoiding them
entirely is the best form of protection. Carry a cell phone and ask the
front desk to call you when they’re ready for you. Then wait in your
car.


Be an Early Bird


Paranoid about germs? Grab the first appointment of the day when the
waiting room and examining room are at their cleanest. Most offices
aren’t thoroughly cleaned and sanitized until the end of the day. This
leaves lots of time for sick patients to filter in and leave behind
their germs.


Bring Your Own Hand Sanitizer


Protect yourself from viruses and bacteria by carrying a bottle of
hand sanitizer with you. Look for one made with natural ingredients as
the safety of the ingredients in some hand sanitizers and anti-bacterial
soaps, particularly triclosan, are under scrutiny. Clean your hands
before stepping into your doctor’s office and again as you leave.


Make Sure Your Doc is Following the Rules


Like everyone else, doctors and nurses are in a hurry and sometimes
forget to wash their hands. Don’t be afraid to ask them to do it before
they examine you. It’s not just the hands of health care workers you
have to fear. A study showed a doctor’s stethoscope is more contaminated
with bacteria than their hands. Ask them politely to use an alcohol
wipe to clean the portion of the stethoscope that goes on your chest.
It’s not rude to do this. In fact, it’s smart.


The Bottom Line?


Just because it’s a doctor’s office doesn’t mean it’s clean. A
constant influx and efflux of patients creates an environment that’s
teeming with germs. Take a few simple steps to protect yourself.

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Folks go to the doctor (and even emergency rooms) for things their iMMUNE SYSTEM would take care of. Nothing makes less sense than to go to the doctor with a cold that he can't fix anyway, and be exposed to a bunch of others who may be sicker than you. Of course AIRLINE travel in the cold and FLU season is worse for your health.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
However,I can't say it never happened to others.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I keep a bottle of sanitizer in my purse.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'M DEEPLY THANKFUL For Your KINDNESS & FRIENDSHIP.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I bring my own magazine. Also, every exam room has a sink. I sometimes will wash my hands after sitting in those never-clean chairs.
Of course, If my insurance will cover it, I go to upscale doctors. I miss my Family Practice doctor a lot. She retired after 39 years in 2013.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
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LITTLE TODDLERS WALK DOGSDOGS AND HUMANS RACE
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Super idea, think I'll suggest it to a few that should.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
NOW IN MY DOCTORS' OFFICES HAVE MASKS DISPENSERS & WARNINGS:

'PLEASE WEAR MASKS IF YOU HAVE COUGH OR FLU.' I DIDN'T HAVE ANY

FLU OR COUGH WHEN I WAS IN FOR MY ANNUAL CHECKUP.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Before that Dr. when hubby was alive we both were sick and went into the doctors office wearing mask. Hubby had lung problems already and I was just a little sick and when we got into see the Doctor he smiled and asked what this was about, I told him we didn't need to get anything more and we didn't want to spread anything. He said "I wish more of my patients would do that!"
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
MyDrNow is like an urgent care clinic but they are also family Doctors. I am registered with one of the Doctor's so I get appointments and rarely have to wait in the waiting room very long unless I go as an emergency. When I do I look for the area that has the least people waiting and stay away from anyone that has a cough. Since a vast amount of people now days have cell phones with text, they should have a text service where you ca go out and sit in the car till thy can send you a text to come in, that they are ready for you. That would end the crowded office and chance of passing things around.They should also spray each room with Lysol with after each patient. I sue it regularly when someone has a phone and it never gets passed around.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
THANKS, I STRONGLY BELIEVE LEMON JUICE A POWERFUL ANTI-OXIDANT.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Lemon juice really works..
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
White coat syndrome happens to a lot of people,, their blood pressure goes sky high,, many actually get physically sick..
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Always glad to comment on your questions.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'M DEEPLY THANKFUL For Your KINDNESS & FRIENDSHIP.
http://www.sodahead.com/fun/b...

LITTLE TODDLERS WALK DOGSDOGS AND HUMANS RACE
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Folks go to the doctor (and even emergency rooms) for things their iMMUNE SYSTEM would take care of. Nothing makes less sense than to go to the doctor with a cold that he can't fix anyway, and be exposed to a bunch of others who may be sicker than you. Of course AIRLINE travel in the cold and FLU season is worse for your health.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'M DEEPLY THANKFUL For Your KINDNESS & FRIENDSHIP.

LITTLE TODDLERS WALK DOGSDOGS AND HUMANS RACE
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
IT WASN'T MY CASE. I WAS HEALTHY WHEN I CAME IN TO SEE MY DOC.

I WAS IN 4 YEARLY CHECKUP & CAME DOWN ILL AFTER BEING in DOC

WAITING ROOM. DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE FROM 'HEALTH STATUS?'
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I've never put the blame on any sickness from the waiting room. I'm already sick when I get there.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'M DEEPLY THANKFUL For Your KINDNESS & FRIENDSHIP.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Thank You me Lady! Lady bowing to princess gif

Earlier I explained to my husband that he was not going to sit in the waiting room while I visit my doctor. Thank God he is an understanding man!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
YOU'RE THE CHAMPION. YOU WIN THE FIRST PRIZE.

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Guess who has an appt to her doctor soon? I have thought about going in a giant bubble this year with how rough the flu has been. I did not get a flu shot in the fall this year.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'M DEEPLY THANKFUL For Your KINDNESS & FRIENDSHIP.
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LITTLE TODDLERS WALK DOGSDOGS AND HUMANS RACE
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Never been to the doctor when I wasn't already sick so hard to tell.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
YES, I BELIEVE I DID GET SICK From DOCTORS' Doc-Waiting-Room BLUES! .

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Mostly, Doctors WaitinRoom I Had Not Seen my DOCTOR For 2 Yrs, Was Healthy,

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