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Latex vs Nitrile vs Vinyl Gloves…Which to Choose?

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Updated: June 9, 2021 No disposable protective glove offers the exact same level of protection. In this dangerous public health age when superb hand hygiene and protection is essential, healthcare, industrial and food service workers can’t trust their hands and patients’ and customers’ health to just any disposable glove. All workers, no matter their industry […]

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The Great Germ-Stopping Debate: Alcohol-Based vs Alcohol-free Hand Sanitizers

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Updated: May 11, 2021 As we all strive to keep ourselves, families, coworkers, neighbors and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic era, hand sanitizer is standard, necessary equipment to help us thwart off infectious bacteria, germs and pathogens. You simply can’t safely leave your home without it. When soap and water are not available, there’s […]

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Private label lotion, soap and hand sanitizer

The B4 Brands Private Labeling Difference

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Whatever a customer’s specific needs, B4 Brands meets it with private label solutions. Whether a promotional product, a single private label item, or a complete branded line of skin care products, B4 Brands can design a custom formulation of high quality skin care products to meet a wide variety of market-specific needs and help you […]

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (ARB) Terrorizing Hospitals and Healthcare Centers

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria ‘a global health emergency’ killing 23,000 Americans annually Doctors’ worst fear realized is now stalking U.S. hospitals, forcing the country’s health officials to think outside the box to try to derail a nightmare bacterium resistant to almost every drug. In 2017 alone, Kaiser Health News reports, antibiotic-resistant bacteria were found more than 200 […]

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New Flu Vaccine Targets Influenza’s Most Notorious Strains

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The most worrisome and important words for the upcoming 2017-18 influenza season continue to be H1N1, H3N2 and B Victoria. With research, trends and statistics pointing to these three flu strains being the most prevalent and contagious in the United States and North American, the World Health Organization has designed its 2017-18 flu vaccine to […]

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World Hand Hygiene Day 2017

WHO Reminds Us Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance is ‘In Our Hands’

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Antibiotic resistant superbugs are a global health threat the world can’t sit on. That’s the powerful and alarming message the World Health Organization stressed in this year’s observance of World Hand Hygiene Day on Saturday, May 5. With super viruses, able to repel antibiotics on the rise, the WHO is challenging everyone to join the […]

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Help! My Computer is Trying to Kill Me

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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

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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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CDC’s Verdict: FluMist Powerless in Fighting Flu

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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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RSV: Spring’s Pesky Viral Infection

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If only respiratory viruses had an off season. Alas, even the healthiest kids and families who survived the flu season unscathed have to be aware and on alert for the viral infections of spring. The changing of the seasons ushers in a new flock of unpleasant viruses into the mainstream, including many which take direct […]

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Scientists Dig into Influenza’s Biggest Mystery

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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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Thanks for coming to work, said no one ever

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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Keep Your Kids Breathing Easy During Bronchiolitis Season

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One important health truth every parent should know this winter: Bronchiolitis is a pediatric-centered virus that is anything but child’s play. And bronchiolitis is targeting America’s children this flu season. A extremely and easily contagious viral based-infection that impacts young children, mostly under the age of 2, bronchiolitis is a swelling and mucus buildup within […]

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Seniors Face a Blizzard of Winter Health Threats

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Winter’s barrage of colds, flus and dangerous infections are a bear on everyone, but no one feels the fury of winter’s brutal elements more than senior citizens. Winter’s heavy onslaught of bacterial and viral illnesses can be particularly threatening to America’s golden generation. An alarming one third of seniors die as the result of infectious […]

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The Flu Truth: Separating Influenza Fact from Fiction

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For all we’ve learned about the influenza virus over the last 100 years, there still is so much we don’t know about the dastardly flu bug. And outside of the medical community and the front lines of the fight against influenza, America’s common knowledge of the flu, how it works and how it’s transmitted might […]

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2015-16 Flu Forecast: A Tougher Vaccine for an Unpredictable Virus

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The 2014-15 flu U.S. season was a sickly influenza storm that never relented. The source of so many people’s flu misery last winter was H3N2, a resilient strain of influenza that had been quiet for several years and not included in the Centers For Disease Control’s official vaccine for the season. The strain spread to […]

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Secrets to Healthy Babies & Toddlers in a Germy World

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It’s a harsh, eye-opening and alarming truth for young parents: It’s a germy world and your babies and toddlers are enthusiastically trying to explore every bacteria-soaked inch of it every day. Try as you might, it’s Mission: Impossible to try to protect your babies and toddlers from all germs and bacteria. Ever hear the story […]

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Hand Hygiene Day Sends a Life-saving Message Worldwide

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We don’t need to be Superman, Iron Man or Wonder Woman. We all have the power to help save lives. It’s as easy washing our hands. Clean hands save lives. That’s the important message the World Health Organization is sending worldwide May 5 during World Hand Hygiene Day. Clean hands prevent infection and stop illnesses […]

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Rise of H3N2 Could Worsen This Year’s U.S. Flu Season

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This winter’s flu season has come in like a lion, and is already neutralizing the effectiveness of some flu shots and could lead to a large increase in deaths and hospitalizations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in early December that an aggressive type of influenza is circulation and some strains aren’t covered […]

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Applying alcohol-free hand sanitizer to hands

Are You Properly Applying Hand Sanitizer? Probably Not.

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 Apply to hand sanitizer to hands, rub quickly on hands, 99.9 percent of germs gone, right? Wrong. When soap and water aren’t available, nothing’s more effective than scrubbing hands clean of germs and bacteria than hand sanitizer, but proper application procedures are needed to ensure hand sanitizers can do their job and cleanse hands of […]

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10 Reasons to Have Portable Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

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As we all know too painfully well, harmful germs live almost everywhere. These freeloading troublemakers (seriously, mobsters make better neighbors) hang out in nearly every public location imaginable and live with the devious mission of spreading their infectious and dangerous bacteria to any life source they come in contact with. Their parents must be so […]

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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Takes Aim at America’s Youth

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“(This) could be just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases.” – Mark Pallansch, virologist and director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Viral Diseases, on Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). On the eve of the 2014-15 American flu and cold season, doctors and health care professionals are working to […]

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How do Doctors and Nurses Avoid Getting the Cold and Flu?

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Ever notice how usually the only folks not coughing and sneezing up a storm during cold and flu seasons are the people who spend the most time around germs, bacteria and viruses? They’re not magicians, they’re just doctors and nurses and experts on cold and flu defense plans. Medical professionals are exposed to sick people […]

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Miracle Drug or Product? Check the Facts with DailyMed

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Any product can claim to be a miracle drug. From cures for baldness to weight loss wonder pills, drug, nutrition and cosmetic store shelves are stock full of products making wild, often too good to be true claims. And as any informercial watcher can tell you, there is a lot of fiction writing in drug […]

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