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Hand washing is not the answer to combat germs

October 13, 2015

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Hand washing is not the answer to combat germs by Dr. William B. Miller, Jr. —  Germs are everywhere — on every surface, on our hands, lips and noses, both on us and in us. No crevice, nook or cranny of our bodies is excluded. They will find us, no matter what we do. It […]

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Do germophobes have it right?

August 10, 2015

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Do germophobes have it right? by Debbie Williams —  I  remember calling my dad a germophobe. He would wash prewashed lettuce that was labeled “triple washed.” His health was deteriorating, and he did everything possible to help his immune system, even though it was already greatly compromised. I could never imagine that I too would […]

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Does “back to school” have to mean sick days?

August 17, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  The kids are heading back to school and you know what that means — germs, millions of them. With all the disinfectant wipes in retail stores and hand sanitizers in schools these days, you would think this would mean a reduction in germs and therefore less sick days for children and […]

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Infection Prevention

August 17, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people are concerned about the growing threat of infections that seemingly strike at random and do not respond well to drugs. These include: MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), the flesh-eating bacteria that has recently been in the news, and new strains of drug-resistant sexually transmitted diseases. Basic principles of infections […]

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Germs are hiding in your home

February 28, 2012

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The average hand harbors 150 species of bacteria — some harmless, some beneficial and others capable of causing illness. It is important to disinfect areas where germs are hiding. Below are findings from an in-home bacteria study conducted by the Center for Hygiene and Health in Home and Community at Simmons College School in Boston. […]

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