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“I had such a great experience at the Meadowlands Hospital! From ER Registration to nurses, anesthesiologist to my doctor – everyone was very professional and nice but most importantly caring! This is what makes this hospital great!"
— Emma R., Meadowlands Hospital Same Day Surgery Patient, May 2017

“MHMC Staff made me feel comfortable and at ease at all times. Nurses always made sure my bed was made and cleaned. I never knew hospital food could be so good. Great meals! Nurses were helpful – amazing staff. For my first C-section, there is no way I could have done it without my nurses. Thank you. Nurses made sure I was in no pain and kept up with me as much as possible. Everyone was friendly and polite. Staff made me feel like family and they honestly cared. At first I was very nervous because it was my first time in this hospital – after my experience I will recommend this hospital to everyone. One of the best hospitals I have ever been to – please keep up the good work!”
— Amanda R., Meadowlands Hospital HCAHPS/Postpartum Patient, February 2017

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MHMC Advice for a Healthy Flu Season

Soon enough the fall season will be upon us then the snow will be falling down. It is that time where children are getting back into their school routine and then apple and pumpkin picking will become a weekend activity. Shortly after, Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here. However, with all those cool brisk nights comes flu season. That is why it is important to know the difference between a cold and flu, and to prepare for you and your family to stay healthy.

What should my family and I do to prepare?
Each and every flu season is very unpredictable. It seems that a new strain of the contagious virus is appearing every year and it is important that you prepare appropriately.

The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone that is 6 months and older. A flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting you and your loved ones against all types of viruses and illnesses. It will also begin the fight to prevent flu like symptoms from reaching you or your family.

Everyday Steps of Prevention
There are certain things that you and your family can do to prevent against germs and to help stop the spread of germs.

  • The first is to avoid contact with people who are sick
  • If your child or someone you know is ill, please have them stay home for at least 24 hours. If the symptoms of the flu persist, such as the fever temperature begin to rise please consult a doctor immediately to identify a better treatment plan
  • Always cover your nose or mouth with a tissue. Then dispose of the tissue immediately in the proper receptacle
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for a minimum of 1 minute
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. This will only spread the germs and make you more susceptible for illness
  • Clean any infected surfaces with proper cleaning supplies
  • Always eat healthy and follow a proper diet
  • Exercise on a daily basis

What is the Best Treatment Plan?
There is no treatment plan that is considered the best to cure the flu. However, some approaches may help ease the symptoms and complications. Prescription and over the counter drugs can help shorten the time that you are sick and ease some of those painful symptoms. Decongestants can help you breathe through your nose better and help relieve chest congestion and irritability. Cough medicine will help soothe the cough and some other symptoms such as sore throat and aching head. In addition, it is very important to drink plenty of fluids such as water and fruit juice that will keep you hydrated and feeling great.

When Should I See a Doctor? If you find that your symptoms are getting worse after five days, you may have to visit a doctor. If you have questions or concerns, visit the Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine to make sure you are on the right path to recovery. To schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, please call 201-392-3588.

The best way to keep you and your family healthy is to take the right steps to prevent any types of disease. Also, make sure everyone receives his or her flu vaccine in order to have the best and healthiest fall yet!

At Meadowlands Hospital, we always wish for your good health. Please feel free to contact us or call us at 201-392-3100 for any health related concerns.