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Wash, Sanitize, Condition: A Pure Cold Germ-Fighting Plan

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In these sickliest days of the year, three words practiced daily can go a long way to keeping us free from catching the cold and flu blues.  Wash. Sanitize. Condition. In the germ fight, these words are pure gold. A daily routine of handwashing, using hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available, and […]

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How to Keep Holiday Germs Under Wraps

Germs are prevalent at malls during Christmas season

Tis the season of family, friends, perpetual hope and, alas, the Grinchy germs of the holidays. Believe us, folks, nobody wants the “gifts” harmful germs and pathogens are serving up this season. This timely message from the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW) and the American Cleaning Institute reminds us that a simple, affordable way […]

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Help! My Computer is Trying to Kill Me

Keyboard with germs

Practicing Smart Keyboard Hygiene Is A Must During Flu Season As you feverishly work and focus on trying to meet your next work deadline, we interrupt to ask this alarming, but imperative question: Is your computer trying to kill you? Warning: This is not a wild movie plot and this is not the story line […]

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2016-17 Flu Season Forecast: Don’t Fight It Alone

Child on the couch with flu

Vaccinations Remain Our Best Defense Against Influenza Going outside in 10-degree weather without a coat.  Facing a 100-degree sun head-on without sun screen.  Taking an infant on a 10-hour drive without backup diapers. There are some scenarios where it just doesn’t make sense to go on without adequate protection. Add the wildly unpredictable 2016-17 United […]

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Verdict: Hand Sanitizer Remains Safe, Effective Germ Killer

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While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has benched over-the-counter consumer antiseptic hand wash products containing several potentially dangerous ingredients, hand sanitizer remains a trusted and reliable germ-killing option when soap and water are not readily available. The FDA ruled in early September companies can no longer market antibacterial soaps and body washes containing 19 […]

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CDC’s Verdict: FluMist Powerless in Fighting Flu

Boy receiving FluMist, deemed nearly ineffective by CDC

Fighting influenza this upcoming flu season just got harder and more painful with the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendation of benching FluMist, the popular nasal spray influenza vaccine. The CDC’s Advisory Committee On Immunization Practices recommended on June 23 that people should not use FluMist due to its poor performance levels compared to the more […]

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Hand Sanitizer Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

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The nursing student was searching for a formula that could provide near instantaneous cleansing of an environment where there is no time to find a sink and wash with soap and warm water. The young aspiring RN knew that such a solution could be a lifeline for hospitals and doctor’s office, where 24/7, non-stop caring […]

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