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What Are the Biggest Home Hideouts of Germs & Bacteria?

Hideouts: Germs have a million. They boast more safe houses than a Russian spy. They wear more camouflage than a chameleon. They have more disguises than a costume convention or Mission Impossible secret agent Ethan Hunt. And when it comes to our homes, a place we spend up to 90 percent of our time, germs […]

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Why Influenza Is Back On the Sickly Attack in Iowa

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Sadly, Influenza is writing Iowa’s worst comeback story of the year. After lying mostly dormant for the last two seasons, the flu is roaring both across the state and the nation during what has been an alarming and extremely sickly start to the 2023-23 cold and flu season. Arriving earlier than usual, Influenza has already […]

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The Facts About Hand Washing and Hand Hygiene

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In 1847, a Hungarian obstetrician by the name of Ignaz P. Semmelweiss showed that hand washing greatly reduced infections in newborns. Dr. Semmelweiss attempted to promote hand washing and cleanliness among his colleagues, who were so offended that they committed him to an insane asylum. That was 150 years ago and times have changed. Semmelweiss’s […]

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RSV’s Comeback Bad News for Iowa Kids

For U.S. children this flu season, there’s no scarier letters than RSV. After two years of lying relatively dormant thanks to COVID-19 social distancing and prevention measures, Respiratory Syncytial Virus has been storming the country coast to coast. RSV, which affects the nose, throat and lungs, is the leading cause of hospitalizations among babies. This […]

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Is a Twindemic on the Horizon?

Friends, welcome back to the season of traveling armed against all viral bacteria threats, both seen, and especially, unseen. Masks? Hand Sanitizer? Kleenex? Many Iowans are checking all the boxes this season as a third straight vacation from a serious influenza season seems highly unlikely. As we bravely venture into an Iowa winter and a […]

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Global Handwashing Day: Clean Hands Across Earth

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As we’ve learned from recent worldwide health epidemics, diseases can spread across the globe as fast as transcontinental 747 flight from Beijing to Boston. One easy daily exercise can go a long way to stopping the spread of dangerous viruses. We all have the power in our own hands to help prevent diseases. We all […]

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Global Handwashing Day 2022 Delivers Universal Hygiene Message

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Hands + Soap & Water = Clean, Healthy Hands. The world’s most powerful, proven formula for strong hand hygiene has gained even more strength in the age of the Coronavirus. From Denmark to Chile, New York City to New Guinea, regular handwashing across the planet is saving numerous lives every day. The theme for Global […]

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Is Monkeypox a Threat to America’s Schools?

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In the age of the coronavirus, there are seemingly a million germ and virial threats awaiting America’s school kids as they return to class this fall. Thankfully, the nation’s health experts don’t believe the dangerous new Monkeypox virus will be one of them. The U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention classifies monkeypox as a […]

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Coronavirus Strikes Back with BA.5 Subvariant

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The virus that refuses to go quietly into that good night is back with a new variant to sicken and disturb Americans just before the dawn of a new school year. The coronavirus has become Webster-Meriam’s new literal definition of a bad penny. It follows the public wherever it may roam. The BA.5 subvariant of […]

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Sure, You’ve Survived A Pandemic, But How Much Do You Really Know About Germs?

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After surviving a pandemic, countless flu seasons and an endless daily assault from them, we are all experts at weathering the worst sickly intentions of harmful germs. Heck, we’re at the point where there should be a medal for staying on your feet in a germ-filled world that is getting seemingly germier by the day. […]

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