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With flu cases surging nationwide, CDC issues Influenza Red Alert

The intense, remorseless, relentless and certified severe 2017-18 cold and flu season hasn’t even reached halftime, but health officials are already issuing a coast-to-coast Influenza Red Alert. With flu outbreaks already reported in 46 of 50 states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention are advising Americans to be extremely cautious to protect themselves […]

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2017-18 Flu Season Forecast: Influenza Strikes Back

Experts: Flu Could Roar With Sickly Wrath This Season The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has issued a jarring warning for Americans coast to coast: Expect influenza to roar with a sickly might this cold and flu season. Unfortunately, influenza’s miserable resurgence is due in part to factors beyond everyone’s control. Severe weather, including the […]

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60% Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Found to Be Most Effective

Avant Hand Sanitizer - bulk sizes and quantities

When it comes to determining the most effective alcohol-based hand sanitizer, 60 is the magic number. The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Preventions officially recommends hand sanitizer comprised of at least 60 percent alcohol as an effective tool for neutralizing germs when soap and water are not available. Numerous studies have verified the CDC’s […]

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Proper Precautions to Help Prevent Infant RSV

First came the coughing, then the running nose, then the fever. Next, a lost appetite. What two-month-old gets tired of milk, I thought? Time to call our pediatrician. Just a day later, my wife Jill and I were writhing in emotional pain as our infant daughter Mackenzie screamed her lungs out in terrible pain while […]

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