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Encore Episode: Room-by-Room Flu Prevention for Unwanted House Guests

Summary: If just one person in your household comes down with the flu, it can just take a few hours for it to spread to everyone.
Air Date: 10/2/19
Duration: 29:35
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Ken Redcross, MD
Dr. Ken RedcrossDr. Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling.

As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’s patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan.

Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including The Doctors, HLN’s Nancy Grace, The Insider and E! Entertainment Television.
  • Book Title: BOND: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor
  • Guest Facebook Account: : www.facebook.com/KenRedcrossMD
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrRedcross
Encore Episode: Room-by-Room Flu Prevention for Unwanted House Guests
Can you believe it’s already time to prepare for another flu season?

It feels like we just wrapped up the last one, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s time to prepare for the 2018-2019 flu season now, especially coming off of a horrible season that killed more children than any other non-pandemic year on record.

Dr. Bond's guest, Dr. Ken Redcross, board-certified internal medicine physician and author of Bond: The 4 Cornerstones of a Lasting and Caring Relationship with Your Doctor, says if just one person in your household comes down with the flu, it can just take a few hours for it to spread to everyone. In fact, it only takes one sick person’s cough to spread 2,000 virus-laden droplets into the air.

Having a strong immune system is key to protection and keeping it clean from the inside out, including your environmental surroundings, can make the difference in whether or not you will catch flu.

Dr. Redcross joins Dr. Bond to explain how tackling influenza room-by-room in your home can keep those unwanted house guests (aka: germs) from invading your space and thus lower your chances of getting sick this season.

He also provides tips on what you can do to prevent the flu in the kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom (e.g. flu-fighting foods, natural disinfectant and antibacterial wipes, one-use paper towels and bedding).