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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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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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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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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 ..

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SLIDESHOW: 9 Handwashing statistics that’ll make you feel dirty

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 ..

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

CLICK AND LEARN: Is your office ready for flu season?

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 ..

Another Way to Prevent Office Germ Spread – The Fist Bump

The Fist Bump – Another Way to Prevent Office Germ Spread

By now you’ve read all sorts of ways to avoid germ spread, especially on this blog. Don’t touch this, or sanitize that, and how to sneeze to reduce germ spread. A new study shows that there’s another way to add to your long list of germ avoidance – fist bumping. In the last few weeks, ..

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What type of sneezer are you?

We all have our own way of sneezing. Some are so loud you can hear it through the entire house (or office), others are high pitched and others are downright funny. Many say “Bless you” or “Gesundheit,” or pass a tissue to whoever is sneezing. An old wives tale says to place a hand in front of ..

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CLICK AND LEARN: How Germs Rule Your Break Room

The break room. A place for a break, to load up on donuts, caffeine and time to catch up on gossip. What you probably didn’t know is that bacteria are also enjoying your break room, quite a lot actually. Hover over the image to learn more about your favorite part of your office, and why ..