While influenza vaccination remains the top recommendation of physicians for protecting against the flu, there are other preventive measures that still need to become more widely adopted. Many patients might benefit from better education on coughing/sneezing etiquette, hand-washing techniques, and the occasions when traditional remedies like garlic and chicken soup might help boost the immune system.

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Gustavo Ferrer, MD, FCCP
Intensivist/Pulmonologist: Intensive Care Experts