How to Avoid the "Binghamton Flu"

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The “Binghamton Flu” is certainly something you will want to avoid catching. As the weather gets colder and we approach the middle of the semester the homework, tests and projects start to rapidly pile up and you will want to take every measure possible to stay healthy. Here are some recommendations one can take that will hopefully decrease your chance of catching the flu:

My first recommendation would definitely be to get a flu shot! Every Binghamton student is eligible to get a free flu shot at Decker Student Health Services Center (located right behind Dickinson). If you live off campus, you can also get flu shots at CVS or Target or most other local pharmacies.

My second piece of advice would be to drink a lot of beverages and eat lots of fruits and vegetable that contain Vitamin C. Some foods that have a lot of Vitamin C include oranges, peppers, broccoli, strawberries, pineapple, kiwi and many other fruits and vegetables. Eating and drinking vitamin C helps protect your immune system.

My third recommendation is to dress weather appropriate. The Binghamton weather can be bipolar and drop or rise 30 degrees with barely any warnings.

I hope every Bearcat continues to stay healthy!!

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About The Author

Elana is a Junior at Binghamton University. She is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Consulting. She is originally from New Jersey. Some of her hobbies include traveling, cooking, reading, writing and playing tennis. On campus, she is involved with Hillel and volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club. She is looking forward to writing for Her Campus and hopes to amuse and provide advice for fellow Binghamton students.