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QUIZ: How the Flu Affects our Wallet

The flu can do quite a number on our us: fever, runny nose, and other unpleasant symptoms that make us want to stay under the covers and sleep for days. With an average 5 to 20 percent  of the U.S. population catching the flu every year, it’s more than just our bodies that feel the ..

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QUIZ: Test Your Flu I.Q.

Flu season starts in October. Did you know that people with the flu can spread it to others through coughs and sneezes up to about 6 feet away? Test your flu knowledge with this fun little quiz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)!   Flu IQ Flu IQ Widget.Flash Player 9 or ..

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6 Tips for When You Get Sick While Traveling

You protect yourself, wash your hands, use sanitizer, take vitamins and do all the right things but sometimes germs still find you. On a recent vacation to Anchorage, Alaska, I had the misfortune of getting sick on the day I was scheduled to fly home. At first I thought I was just really tired from ..

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The Only Hand Washing Instructions You’ll Ever Need – PDF

We love statistics. They’re factual and they tell you what you need to know. But sometimes numbers can make our brains mush when we want to just get to the point. And, what’s the point? Hand washing is important. To use just one statistic in this post, according to the CDC, 80% of infections are transmitted by ..

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What Health Officials Worry About This Flu Season

Take a look at the map below, things aren’t looking pretty in the mid to eastern part of the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a massive increase in the level of influenza-like symptoms has occurred in the last few weeks, sending out alerts of a flu epidemic across social. ..

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Office Holidays We Think Should Exist

The holidays are here and so are holiday get togethers at the office. What would you like to celebrate? We’ve got a few ideas, so check out our special holiday list below to see what office holidays we think should exist in 2014 and beyond. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..

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2 Reasons Why People Come To Work Sick

The latest study about flu in the workplace has produced some interesting and share-worthy results. The good news? There’s a drop of the percentage of people who come to work sick. The bad news? 60 percent of employees still come to work sick. Why is there still such a significant number who show up sick, ..

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QUIZ: How scary is your flu?

Nothing’s more scarier than a fever and chills during any holiday – especially Halloween. How do you measure up against the creepy things that go bump in the night? Do your flu symptoms scare everyone off? Click “Let’s Play” below to find out. Get CleanFeed articles straight in your inbox. Sign-up!..

4 Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Questions to Ask About Fall and Flu Season

Autumn is upon us. How do you notice fall is here? Is it the pumpkin-flavored coffees at your favorite café, sweaters on sale at the mall or the telltale sign of fall – changing leaves and cooler temperatures? For many, fall brings the dreaded flu. There is still no concrete explanation as to why flu ..

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5 Hand Washing Do’s and Don’ts

Global Hand Washing Day kicks off October 15th. Although hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself against infectious diseases (and their spread), according to research, only 5% of people wash their hands correctly! Hand washing saves lives and should be part of your daily routine. Check out the do’s and don’ts ..