Germs are all around us. Some germs that can make us sick can live on surfaces for weeks or even months. And despite your best efforts, you can’t keep every germ from coming into your home. There are, however, certain precautions you can take to reduce germs from spreading throughout your home and to your family.
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It's no fun to get sick at any time of year, but coming down with a cold - or worse - while you're on vacation just seems unfair. Follow these tips to help keep you healthy - and prepared - for preventing summer illness.
Usually by the time April arrives, we’re opening our windows to welcome the fresh air – and confronting seasonal allergies as the season gets into swing. But this year, winter illness - the Flu - is still lurking. Protect yourself and your loved one by following these precautions.
Those nasty bugs that can make you sick come from more than your friend with the flu who sneezed on you. They live on doorknobs, TV remotes and cellphones. They come from things and places that you might not realize harbor germs.
True or False? Washing your hands with antibacterial soap provides better protection against illness than washing with plain soap.
Getting the Flu vaccine each year protects you against getting the Flu. Once you get your Flu shot, your body starts to build antibodies to the Flu strains specific to the vaccine. Your body will then be prepared to fight these strains of Flu.
As an infection preventionist, I see people’s hands and I think of germs. We pick up germs and other microbes from touching hundreds of surfaces every day. Washing your hands to get rid of these germs is one of the easiest and best things you can do for your health.
The CDC recommends the following germ-fighting technique for washing your hands: