Madonna Behen provides advice from those in the “germy trenches”:

“Of course, I wash my hands before and after seeing every patient—whether it’s cold season or not. But during flu season I also regularly wipe down spots in my office where germs can accumulate, like door handles or computer keyboards. And I get the flu shot!”
—Margaret Polaneczky, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics & gynecology, Weill Medical College in New York City

Other advice in Behen’s Parade Magazine slideshow here: