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Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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Tags: COVID-19 | infections | lifestyle habits | dr. oz

Tips for Lowering Your Risk of Infection

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Monday, 04 May 2020 11:39 AM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

"Contagion," the 2011 movie thriller about a dangerous virus spreading quickly around the globe, is suddenly in big demand on iTunes (recently ranking No. 8), and became the second-most popular film in the Warner Bros. catalog, up from No. 270 last year.

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has many unpredictable effects besides making old movies popular again, and people are looking for ways to make sense of what's being reported.

So "The Dr. Oz Show" developed a straightforward set of protocols to help you reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious agents:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
  • Avoid handshakes, which transfer 10 times as many germs as a fist bump. You can also just say hello.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Clean all surfaces you touch frequently with a disinfectant spray instead of wipes.
  • Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Invest in a HEPA-filter air purifier and humidifier. (Viruses don't like humidity.)
  • Upgrade your lifestyle habits: Sleep at least seven hours each night; exercise for 30 minutes at least every other day; and meditate to reduce stress, which impairs immunity.
  • Increase your fruit and vegetable intake, take vitamin D3 (1,200 IU daily), and get your flu shot. If you're sick, take zinc (80 mg daily), vitamin C (250 mg twice a day), beta-glucan (250 mg daily), and elderberry syrup or lozenges four times daily for five days.
  • Stock up on medicines you need in case you're quarantined or they become in short supply.

© King Features Syndicate

"The Dr. Oz Show" has developed a straightforward set of protocols to help you reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and other infectious agents
COVID-19, infections, lifestyle habits, dr. oz
Monday, 04 May 2020 11:39 AM
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