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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 ..

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Ebola in the US: The importance of proper infection control

With the first case of Ebola in the United States many are asking – what should I do? The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, assures the public “I have no doubt that we’ll stop this in its tracks in the U.S.” and that “The United States has a ..

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9 Confessions about Germs

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 ..

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5 Tips for Fall Cleaning

The official first day of autumn is September 23rd and as much as we’ll miss summer BBQs and pool parties, there’s something special about the turning leaves and crisper, cooler temperatures. Springtime shouldn’t be the only season to focus on good quality cleaning. Take advantage of the extra time you spend inside during the shorter ..

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True or False: 4 Germ and Flu Myths Debunked

Myths and urban legends come from many sources – our relatives, neighbors and of course the internet. You might even hear them around your office. How many of these 4 myths do you believe? 1. The 5-Second Rule If you drop food on the floor, is it really less germy if you pick it up ..

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Health Alert: Respiratory Illness in the Midwest

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 ..

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Back to School, Back to Flu?

Time for a pop quiz! Which one of these items found in schools has the most germs? a. Computer keyboard b. Toilet seat c. Cafeteria tray Is it the computer keyboard? Nope. Although germy (about 3,300 bacteria per square inch) and should definitely be sanitized often. Read on to see how the other choices compare. ..

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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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Clean Your Bathroom Like the Pros!

On a scale of 1-10, how dirty does your bathroom get each day? How big is the room? Is there a lot of clutter on the floor, in the shower and around the sink area? How often do you clean it? Do you clean it differently when someone in the house is sick? Franchisors of ..