Colds and flu

Preventing flu

Preventing flu is not always possible but good hygiene, avoiding those who are sick and getting a flu injection can all help to minimise your risk. Learn more about the flu vaccine and how to prevent the flu here.

15 tips to stay healthy in winter

Don't let colds and flu stop you this winter. Follow these tips and hints and you can continue to get more out life despite the weather forecast.

Teens: prevent flu this winter

Think back to last winter when you had flu twice and colds three times.It doesn't help that you're stuck in a classroom five days a week with thirty or more people – and germs.

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Dr Heidi van Deventer completed her MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree in 2004 at the University of Stellenbosch.
She has additional training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Paediatric Advanced Life Support) as well as biostatistics and epidemiology.

Dr Van Deventer is currently working as a researcher at the Desmond Tutu Tuberculosis Centre at the University of Stellenbosch.

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