Friday, June 20, 2008

Keeping your guard up

As we age our immune systems age right along with us. That's why the medical folks always emphasize that older adults take care to do things that can help in the fight against viruses and bacteria, like getting flu shots and eating well. Our immune systems get worn down and the buggies that most people just shrug off can be devastating or downright deadly for an older person. Here is a site from the US FDA with information that can help you keep food borne illness out of your kitchen. There's even a special section, Food Safety for Seniors on how to shop, cook and store food safely. Let's be careful out there this summer.

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