Infection control is a hot topic right now due to the Ebola outbreak in various parts of the world and Enterovirus (EV-D68), which is affecting children and teenagers across most of the United States. Sometimes, it is only after a disaster or tragedy that the general population becomes aware of infectious diseases. This cold and ..
Shopping season, holiday season, vacation season – those are “seasons” we wait for with excitement. Flu season? Not so much, and for obvious reasons. Nothing sends us to the other side of the office faster than a sneezing employee! We hope they get better, but we definitely don’t want to catch what they have. Check ..
One of the perks of being online is the ability to express yourself in different ways through social media, phone apps and other popular channels of expression. Whisper, an app that has skyrocketed in popularity, allows users to post confessions ranging from humorous happenings to serious situations and other random life lessons. So what are ..
The outbreak of respiratory virus EV- D68 has become a nightmare for everyone involved, puzzling parents, children and medical staff as to its origin. Missouri seems to be the hot spot of this infection, which has sent 300+ Kansas City children to the hospital since August 15th. According to the CDC, similar cases have been ..
About 2,400 years ago, Greek physician Hippocrates documented symptoms of influenza . Although it’s unknown if he was describing what today we know as the pesky flu or some other physical ailment, one thing is for sure – runny nose, throat soreness, headaches, coughing and other uncomfortable physical symptoms are a pain, no pun intended. In ..
How many objects do you touch throughout the day? Imagine this scenario: You come into the office and stop by the break room or the bathroom. Then you return to your desk, listen to your phone calls and log onto your computer. That’s about 5+ different things you came in contact with in the first ..
There are survival guides for natural disasters, zombie apocalypses and college dorms. We like to be prepared, knowledgeable and ready to withstand the most uncomfortable situations. While hand washing and flu spreading might not measure up to a zombie apocalypse, a nasty flu in the office sure makes us resemble the walking dead. Although flu ..
Germ control at work and home is manageable. But what about when you’re traveling? With Memorial Day coming up, lots of families will be taking road trips; also, weddings are popular in the summer months, peaking in June. Whether you’re flying, driving or stopping at hotels and restaurants, here are 5 ideas for controlling the ..
The CDC has reported that the Northeast, which was hit with snow last week, is getting hit with Influenza B, a new strain of the flu virus. Is your state affected? Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are experiencing widespread flu reports. Additionally, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human ..
Valentine’s Day is only a week away. You may be wondering what to buy to make the day special. We can’t give you shopping advice but here are 3 things to avoid giving your sweetest this year: Your cold. Give her your heart, but keep your sneezes and coughs to yourself. Watch how germs can ..