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4 Easy Steps to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

Traveling this time of year should be more about catching your flight than catching a cold or the flu. And a little preparation before you head to the airport will go a long way in helping you keep your defenses…

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Six Tips to Beat Hidden Classroom Germs

As parents and caregivers know all too well, one child’s simple cold has the power to wreak havoc on an entire classroom. There are a few reasons why sniffles and sneezes thrive in schools. To start, students spend the day…

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Who can get you sick? The germy truth

We know that it’s easy to get germs from contact with other people, but lately we’ve been wondering if you need to actually touch something with the germs on it (say, the printer at your office after your sniffling coworker…

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What you need to know: The backlash to antibacterial soap

Anti-bacterial soaps may be everywhere now, but that might change in the next few years. Thanks to an FDA ruling last month, manufacturers of anti-bacterial soaps are going to need to support their claims with studies and prove their safety…

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Scrub ‘em up! It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week

The Centers for Disease Control calls handwashing the most important thing you can do to prevent illness. Frequent handwashing can help prevent the spread of colds and flu, as well as more serious diseases like meningitis and hepatitis-A. The trouble…

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Tricks to prevent you from getting sick

If you are one of those people who just seem to catch everything that’s floating around (like me), then I’m sure you often wonder if there is a way to prevent yourself from getting sick or catching the current “bug.” …