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

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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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Help! My Computer is Trying to Kill Me

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

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

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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Scientists Dig into Influenza’s Biggest Mystery

It’s a puzzling flu riddle straight from Medicine’s X-Files: How do the smallest flu threats sometimes pack the biggest and sickliest punch? Scientists have found minor variants of flu strains not typically targeted on vaccines carry a more potent viral punch than previously realized, Medical News Today reported in early January 2016. Authors of the […]

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Germs and the Office Equal a Costly, Sickly Mix

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As if facing work dead in the face on a deadline-heavy Monday in the cold dead of winter wasn’t scary enough … Welcome To Germville, USA (AKA: Your Office). The average American office houses a thousand times more germs than its computers house emails and a sometimes unrelenting avalanche of health threats. Germs lurk on […]

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