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A Leading Cause in Missed School Days May Be Different Than You Think

Cold and Flu germs may not be the only cause of missed school days at your child’s school. Decreased indoor air conditions due to mold and mildew can be a leading cause in school sick days. A national survey found that 40% of school nurses knew children and staff that were adversely affected by indoor pollutants….

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3 Reasons Missed School Attendance Affects Your Child

According to NSF International, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness. Each sick day a child takes from school equals lost learning time they cannot get back. From the time your child is in pre-school to their senior year of High School, each missed school day may be holding them back….

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A Superintendent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Infection Free During Gym Class

You knew it was going to be a good day when you walked into P.E. and…   A rainbow-colored parachute was spread out across the gymnasium floor Scooter boards were waiting to launch you from one end of the gym to another Tumbling mats covered the gym floor for an hour of acrobatics Mini tennis…

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Gym Germs: Mats are a Hot Spot for Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. One way to do that is to hit the gym to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, relieve stress, improve self-confidence, and alleviate anxiety. But you can pick up some other things at the gym…

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5 Viral Skin Infections That Live on Athletic Mats

Many of us know how prevalent germs and infectious skin disorders are in the world of athletics, but what we may not know is just how big of a threat that viral skin infections can be on the surfaces of our athletic mats and equipment. Here are some of the most common viruses that may…

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