News from DAC NW

Fighting the Common Cold

Disability Action Center NW is kicking off the new year with a series of workshops to help people with disabilities. The first is Fighting the Common Cold on January 15th at their office in Post Falls.

For most people, a cold or flu means a day or two on the couch. But for those with a disability or chronic health condition, including cancer, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, it can be extra hard for a number of reasons:

The weakened immune system can make it harder for the body to fight off invading germs. The risk of developing complications is greater due to the medical condition. For instance if you struggle with muscle function due to a neurological condition or paralysis, you may have problems clearing fluids from your airways. This could lead to pneumonia!

At this workshop, we will focus on best practices for cleaning and disinfecting your home, good hygiene practices like hand washing, the latest in anti-microbial products for people with disabilities.

You can learn what foods to eat that can help fight a cold, and which ones NOT to eat when you are sick. For instance, did you know that eating refined sugar when you are sick can reduce the ability of white blood cells to function properly? And since these soldier cells are important in fighting off a virus, we want to do everything we can to help them. 

This FREE workshop runs from 10:00 am to noon. It is located at 3726 E Mullan Ave in Post Falls. Call 208-457-3891 for more information.

 

 


www.dacnw.org 

505 North Main Street
Moscow ID 83843
(208) 883-0523 VOICE-TDD
(208) 883-0524 FAX
(800) 475-0070

330 5th Street
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 746-9033 VOICE-TDD
(208) 746-1004 FAX
(888) 746-9033

3726 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
(208) 457-3891 VOICE-TDD
(208) 457-3893 FAX

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25 W Main St, 3rd Floor #West 9
Spokane, WA  99201
208-618-1191