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Hand Hygiene Tips for Sensitive Skin During Winter

“Winter either bites us with its teeth or lashes us with its tail.” -Proverb Harsh winters, especially the polar vortex-fueled bitter cold seasons that have been attacking much of the United States lately, take no prisoners when they settle in. Winters can be brutal on sensitive skin, causing itching and irritability during the year’s roughest […]

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10 Reasons to Have Portable Hand Sanitizer Dispensers

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

“(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?

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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Norovirus: What is it and how can you prevent it?

What Exactly is the Norovirus? Norovirus has such an infamous name it’s often called worse than the flu. The ailment lives up to its reputation, derailing vacations, racking up sick days and leaving its subjects in painful misery. Unrelated to influenza, norovirus is an easily contagious virus spread from infected people, contaminated food or water, […]

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How to Survive Germs on Airplanes

Germs fly everywhere, logging more frequent flyer miles than the most on-the-go of business travelers.  And during the holiday season, there are few more disturbing thoughts for travelers than germs on the loose at 30,000 feet. There are few places on Earth where bacteria and illness are transmitted faster than a contained airplane cabin. The […]

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Automatic Hand Sanitizer Dispensers Are Making America’s Schools Healthier

Touch-free dispensers are helping keep America's kids healthier in school.

Sneezes. Runny noses. Dirt on hands. Colds and infectious bacterias have no offseason in American schools, where they’re present from August through June. These enemies of education cause the country’s school kids to miss millions of days of school annually, and make teachers’ jobs of enlightening America’s future even harder. The National Center for Health […]

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