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How to Stay Healthy Against Common School Illnesses

Along with cold temperatures and snow days, the winter months also bring germs, viruses and bacteria into schools. According to the CDC, Elementary School children get an average of eight to twelve cold/flu viruses every year. Some of the most common causes for sick days are: Cold & Flu, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Strep Throat and the…

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Your Best Defense Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

What are antibiotic resistant bacteria? According to the Center for Disease Control, antibiotic resistance bacteria are “The ability of microbes to resist the effects of drugs – that is, the germs are not killed, and their growth is not stopped.” Why are they becoming more prevalent? For over 75 years antibiotics have been successful in…

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Infection Risk from Dirty Medical Equipment Harboring ‘Superbugs’

One out of every 25 patients picks up a hospital acquired infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), and these infections can lengthen hospital stays and increase costs. A hospital acquired infections (HAI) can also be deadly, with HAIs responsible for about 75,000 deaths each year.

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Lower HAI’s with Antimicrobial Protection

Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) are a common result of hospital stays. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 25 patients in the United States has gotten an infection that can be linked to their hospital stay.  A recent report by Kaiser Health News states that 27 hospitals in the State…

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Why Winter Break is the Perfect Time for Deep Cleaning School

Bah Humbug! Holiday Flu and Christmas Colds! Did the holiday flu visit your home or business this season? Or maybe it was a nasty Christmas cold? Seems inevitable – every year – despite our best efforts to remain flu-free for the festivities. And soon many of our kids will head back to school, likely with…

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Your High School Gymnasium Deep Cleaning Checklist

Gymnasium floors are one of the highest foot-traffic areas in any school. Gymnasiums are used for school assemblies, athletic events, school dances, pep rallies and even community events. All of these gatherings don’t only cause wear and tear on the floors, but they also bring in germs and bacteria.  Winter break is a common time…

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How to Stop Cold and Flu Season From Ruining Your Christmas Break

The Not So Joyous Cold and Flu Season The holiday parties have already begun. Extended family this weekend, immediate family next weekend. Friends on Tuesday, co-workers on Thursday. Plus church things and school things and neighborhood things. And lots of shopping. There’ll be baked brie and bacon-wrapped dates. Candy cane cocoa and spiced apple cider….

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[Case Study] Athletic Club Proactive Measures for a Bacteria Free Environment

The Sparrow Michigan Athletic Club mission is to improve the health of those in their community that they serve. With reports surfacing in the media that gym equipment can have over 362 more bacteria than a toilet seat, the MAC wanted to take a proactive approach to keep their exercise equipment germ, virus and bacteria…

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Does an Antibacterial Wipe Really Disinfect Surfaces?

Oh yes, there’s trouble…with antibacterial wipes. Grocery stores dispense them, hospitals utilize them, schools distribute them, and gyms disseminate them, but are antibacterial wipes as good as we think they are? According to the Environmental Working Group, there’s cause for concern: The most common antibacterial agents in cleaning wipes are called “quats” (short for quaternary ammonium…

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Why Your Holiday Shopping May be a Germ Palooza

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving millions of people race to department stores and shopping malls to get the best deals they can find for the holiday season. This Black Friday good deals and holiday gifts may not be the only thing you come home with. With so many people gathering in one place, germs…

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