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Prevent Spreading Germs This Winter

I’m sure you have noticed how easily infections seem to spread in schools. Here’s an easy tip to minimize the risk of your getting sick.

11/17/2014

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Key To Staying Healthy May Be As Simple As Washing Hands

As a serious respiratory virus moves across the country, it’s important to know what you need to do to keep you and your children healthy.

10/01/2014

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Hospitals Cut Healthcare-Associated Infections By Half

Unfortunately the bad news is that about 1 in 25 patients experience one of these infections every day.

04/08/2014

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Sharing Computers May Sicken Students

Illnesses, such as the norovirus, typically spread by person to person contact. Contamination of a shared computer keyboard and mouse can contribute to spreading the illness quickly through schools.

12/07/2012

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Survey Says People Aren’t Washing Their Hands Enough, Especially Men

Experts keep saying washing your hands could reduce the spread of germs, but according to a recent study, not everyone is doing it.

11/04/2012

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a major psychiatric problem where people have recurrent or persistent thoughts, impulses, or images they find distressing. It is estimated that 2 to 45% of the population can experience it.

01/31/2012

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Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis is the medical term for pink eye, a condition most people have experienced, especially if they are parents of young children.

01/18/2012

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Report: Most Medical Students Don’t Know When Hand Washing Is Necessary

Only 33 percent — a third of the students — correctly identified the five situations that require hand hygiene.

12/15/2011

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More Proof Washing Hands Prevents Spread Of Infection

You want to reduce the incidence of infection in schools. And, according to a study in the American Journal of Infection Control, there is a good way to make it happen.

12/08/2011

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