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Winter / Seasonal Staywell

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or older, and people with long-term conditions. The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and high winds can all aggravate any existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to illnesses that are more common in winter.

Here are some tips for staying well this winter:

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Keep warm.

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Keep your medicine cabinet well stocked.

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Visit your local pharmacist as soon as you start to feel unwell.

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Get your flu vaccine.

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Be a winter friend and look out for elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

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If you get ill or injured, make sure you know your options about where to go.

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Beat the winter blues.

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Stop viruses spreading

Check back for regular updates on how you can stay well in Dudley.