Question: do you know what is commonly picked up by walking barefoot in public places such as gym locker rooms or showers? The answer: athlete’s foot. While athletes may be more prone to this (hence the name), you don’t need to be an athlete to get it. This icky fungus can spread easily through sharing ..
Back to School signifies a time of year that parents look forward to and dread at the same time. Shopping lists may include all the usual supplies such as pencils, pens and notebooks, but can also mean stocking up on cough medicine, chicken soup, and tissues. It’s dubbed the “Back-to-School Plague” for a reason. Germs ..
How ironic that the very place you go to keep your body fit and healthy could actually make you sick. Fitness facilities are mega-hot spots for germs, from the front door to the locker room and all places in between. And with a staggering 58 million people annually using health clubs, there are plenty of ..
What’s the one thing you carry with you everywhere and use every single day (without a second thought) that may be harmful to your health? Give up? Your cellphone. It’s true. Your cellphone is a cesspool of bacteria, potentially harboring up to 10 times more bacteria than a toilet seat! It makes complete sense. The ..
Do you go through this to flush a public toilet? Almost 60% of Americans say they flush public restroom toilets with their foot to avoid coming into contact with germs. That’s according to a 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation. Flushing with your foot, then leaving immediately, may be a good ..
Hide and Seek was a fun game to play when you were a kid — the excitement of closing your eyes and counting to ten while your friends scrambled in all directions to hide. Then, opening your eyes and knowing your friends were someplace near, but you couldn’t see them. So, what does that have ..
Germs are everywhere and they get around in many ways: by air, land and water. From sneezes and coughs, insects or other carriers, blood or other body fluids, contaminated food or water, and cross-contamination, germs have no trouble getting around. Perhaps one of the easiest ways for them to travel is via contaminated surfaces, or ..
We’ve all seen them. Unmarked plastic containers. Mystery foil-wrapped packets. Old bottles of condiments that no one claims ownership. Ah, the saga of many an office refrigerator: The Land of the Forgotten Food. Food left in fridge not only takes up valuable space, but can turn into health hazard. Refrigerators that are overstuffed can cause ..
Renting an apartment can have many benefits such as not having to do yard work, built-in maintenance service if the air conditioner is on the fritz and the freedom to move suddenly if you have to. Apartment living also comes with many perks in the form of cool amenities including a pool, fitness center or ..