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The team at our School-Based Health Centers is sharing the following information with their patients and families this month. Here are their tips on having a healthy holiday season.

Take a few minutes to give the gift of health and safety to yourself and others this holiday season.

  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds.
  • Bundle up for warmth.
  • Get a flu shot if you havenít gotten one already. The best way to protect against influenza is to get a flu vaccine every flu season. Click here for JPS locations.†
  • Eat a light, healthy snack before you go to parties to help curb your hunger and decrease your visits to the buffet table.
  • Watch your children. Develop and enforce rules about acceptable and safe behavior for using electronic media.
  • Fasten seat belts. Always use them, no matter how short the trip.
  • Donít drink and drive, and donít let others drink and drive.

If someone†is sick or hurt and needs immediate care and your primary or school-based clinic is not open,†you can be treated at our†Urgent Care Center.

It is open after hours and on weekends and holidays.
It is located at John Peter Smith Hospital, 1500 S. Main St., Fort Worth. Hours are: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

JPS Health Network
1500 South Main Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

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