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A Nervous Iowan’s Guide to the Coronavirus

As it sets the entire world on edge from Canada to China to Australia, the coronavirus is both the world’s most terrifying and confusing virus. Iowa health officials are monitoring the troublesome epidemic, which thankfully has not yet produced any confirmed cases in the Hawkeye State. Many people don’t have a clear understanding of the […]

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FDA Calls Purell’s Flu-Fighting Claims False

Fake news. False flu protection. That’s what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling the claims of the nation’s biggest hand sanitizer company. The FDA warned GoJo Industries, the parent company of Purell hand sanitizer, in January to stop claiming the products can protect people from infections and illnesses.  According to the FDA, GoJo’s […]

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Flu Roars Into Season With A Vengeance

Merciless and furious without remorse may be the best words to describe influenza’s coast-to-coast nationwide assault to open the 2019-2020 cold and flu season.  Influenza claimed 1,800 lives, caused 3.7 million flu illnesses and 32,000 hospitalizations through December 22. Thirty states are reporting widespread flu and influenza-like illness (ILI) have elevated for six straight weeks. […]

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The Essential 20-Second Handwashing Rule

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Following the 20-Second Rule can be the difference between dodging a cold and sidestepping the flu this season. Observing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommended 20-second timeframe for washing hands with soap and water is literally nothing to sneeze at. For during this unpredictable and anticipated fierce 2019-20 cold and flu season, […]

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Welcome to the Filthiest Place in America: Your Desk

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Author’s Disclaimer: Folks, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to help.  You get to work, take off your coat, turn on your computer, put down your coffee, sit down and get to work. Proceed with caution: You’ve just sat down at maybe the filthiest place in America. If you’re reading this blog at your […]

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B4 Brands Gluten-Free Skin Care Solutions

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Consuming gluten might not exactly be one of the seven deadly sins. But for people living with celiac disease and other health concerns, the protein that shares its name with the vice of excess is one of the last ingredients they want to read on a food ingredients label. Gluten, found commonly in wheat, barley […]

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Sleeping on Flu Protection Not an Option this Season

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AAP recommends kids get vaccinated by Halloween Folks, don’t blame the messenger, but the shadow of the most miserable time of the year is closing in. Although it seems the flu season just ended, health officials are warning parents that another unpredictable influenza season is looming, and recommending families get vaccinated early in the season. […]

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