School has started, you are running kids to fall sports and music class. Who isn't stressed out in the fall with so much going on? You've probably seen advertisements everywhere to get your flu shot and automatic hand sanitizer dispensers, but there is a lot you can do instead to prevent illness or help manage symptoms for you and your family. First, hand washing is one of the most important. The Center for Disease Control recommends scrubbing hands for at least 20 seconds.