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5 tips on How to Stay Healthy during the Flu Season


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(Dec. 6, 2013) -- Wash your hands frequently!

It is important to frequently wash your hands to help prevent the spread of the flu virus. Be sure to wash your hands in warm or cold water, lathering your hands with soap; scrubbing the back of your hands, in-between your fingers and under your nails. Wash your hands for 20 seconds in order to properly ensure your hands have been washed. Humming the Happy Birthday song from beginning to end twice can properly ensure that you have washed your hands for 20 seconds.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Viruses enter your immune system through the moist mucous membranes of your eyes, nose and mouth. When frequently touching your face, you are giving germs easy access into those entryways. Avoid hand to face contact as much as possible to help protect you from the flu.

Disinfect commonly used objects

Viruses are easily spread after a person has touched an object that is contaminated with the virus. In order to protect yourself from catching and spreading the flu virus, take a minute or two to disinfect your commonly used objects such as a cellphone, laptop/ tablets and steering wheel. For college students who live in close proximity to other people such as a dorm, take a moment to disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as door and toilet handles, sinks and shared appliances such as microwaves and refrigerators.

Obtain Proper Nutrition

Getting the proper nutrition is essential for your overall health and well-being. Eat plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables which have higher antioxidants that will strengthen your immune system to help protect from the flu virus.

Get plenty of sleep

We often underestimate the importance of sleep, but when it comes to staying healthy during the flu season, getting the proper amount of 7-8 hours of sleep a night will keep your immune system in tip-top shape!



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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UTSA writes the book on all-digital libraries

As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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