#childsafetytips | How to stay healthy, safe this Thanksgiving holiday

Ready for Thanksgiving? Christmas? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? New Year’s?

If we’re not careful, the season’s hustle and bustle as well as holiday hazards can get to us, sending us on a trip to the emergency room.

ER doctors are ready for the not-so-fun festivities they see this time of year. Patient visits typically rise during the holidays — not on the holidays themselves, but on the days before and after, medical experts say.

Here’s what the ERs are expecting to see and how you can avoid the trip:

Avoiding viruses like COVID during Thanksgiving celebrations

We now have a double dose of viruses. Flu has hit early this year. It is making up more than 10% of trips to the doctor in Travis County, and more than one-third of all tests for flu are coming back positive.

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