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12 Everyday Things Doctors Say You Should Do to Avoid Getting Hurt, Sick or Killed (Last One Is Awesome)

Living a long, healthy life usually doesn’t entail emergency operations or lifesaving medicines. In fact, most medical professionals will tell you that it’s the basic, everyday things you do that matter the most when it comes to your health. Lifehacker has rounded up  pieces of sound, obvious medical advice from healthcare professionals that will do the most to keep you in tip-top shape:

  • Always vaccinate.
  • Never ignore a wound on your foot. (It could be a foot ulcer, which often develops in people who have diabetes.)
  • Never go into a hot tub alone when your’e drunk or on drugs.
  • When you cough, turn your face and cover your mouth (not with your hand).
  • Wash your hands.
  • If you have a heart condition or risk factors for heart disease, pay someone else to shovel snow off your driveway.
  • Wear your seatbelt.
  • Wear your helmet.
  • Stick to the speed limit.
  • Don’t get a gun if you have depressed or anxious teens in your household.
  • Do not sleep in the same bed as your baby.
  • Don’t be an “a**hole.” As one doctor says, “They get killed, get others killed or get accused of crimes when innocent.”

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