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Use Your Elbow to Help Avoid the Spread of Cold & Flu

Experts Stress Coughing into Your Sleeve the Best Way To Prevent Colds and Flu From Spreading By Clete Campbell Who knew your elbow had bionic powers to stop the flu? From when we were kids, we’ve been taught to cover our mouth when we feel a sneeze or cough coming on. Covering your mouth, any […]

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CDC: Welcome to the ‘Post-Antibiotic Era’

U.S. Health Officials Caution Fast Rise of ‘Superbugs’ Present Public Health Epidemic By Clete Campbell We are officially living in a medical disaster movie. What seems like a shock news story lead is actually the alarming medial truth of “superbugs.” For as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention terms it, we are now […]

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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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Aterra 7: A Triclosan-Free Cleansing Solution

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Triclosan is a word no one wants to read on the ingredient label of their antibacterial soap today. The Food and Drug Administration has banned the widely used and disputed antiseptic chemical, along with triclocarban and 17 other chemicals from being used in hand and body washes. Companies nationwide have been instructed to take these […]

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Flu Routs Vaccine During Rough 2018-19 Season

Our best defense against influenza needs better stopping power against the scariest name in the flu game: H3N2. That’s the unanimous verdict of health experts after the flu vaccine had another rough season fighting off the flu. The vaccine was incompletely ineffective against the powerful H3N2 strain that dominated the end of the 2018-19 flu […]

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FDA Gives Hand Sanitizer Clean Bill of Health

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given alcohol-based hand sanitizer a fundamental vote of confidence in an April ruling deeming three crucial and debated ingredients safe for use. The FDA’s ruling allows three active ingredients – benzalkonium chloride, ethyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol – to remain in hand sanitizer formulas. While deferring them from […]

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