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

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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The Germy Truth: Debunking Popular Germ Myths

Hear the Facebook news report about how it only takes one flu shot to give you flu immunity for a lifetime? We’ve all well versed on the universal truth that hand dryers are more sanitary than paper towels, right? And everyone knows that innocent double-dipping into the salsa doesn’t spread germs, correct? In a germy […]

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How To Pass The Back-To-School Germ Test

Back To School markers, crayons and Trapper Keepers? Check. New clothes and backpacks? Got them. But what about a winning plan that will allow your kiddos to beat the back-to-school germs? Parents’ back-to-school planning isn’t complete until they have a smart game plan to keep their favorite students safe from the harmful pathogens that can […]

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Secrets to Healthy Babies & Toddlers in a Germy World

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

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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Earth Day: A Greener Earth Starts with Us

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Native American Proverb We only have one Earth, one planet we call home. And we’ve learned over the last century, our behavior can have a lasting, damaging effect on the future livability of our planet. Through green initiatives, education, community […]

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

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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