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Stomach Bug

At least three states are experiencing an “extremely contagious stomach bug” passing through: Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa. Even if it’s not (yet) in your state, beware, and use best practices at all times to prevent disease transmission! What is it? The stomach virus lasts a day or two and causes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes […]

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Just the Germ-iest

March 7, 2018

Most people have a healthy respect for, if not outright fear of, public bathrooms. Caution is applied so there’s minimal touching of doors, sinks, and of course the toilet seat. Between the caution, frequent cleanings, and no touch devices, bathrooms actually aren’t so bad, and may not be what you need to worry about—instead you […]

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Travel Healthy This Winter

December 19, 2016

While flu this year may be mild, it’s all over the place. Whether you’re traveling to a winter wonderland or heading south to escape the snow, don’t let your trip be ruined by pathogens like cold, flu, or a stomach bug (like Norovirus). A safe trip starts before you leave, by keeping up healthy habits, […]

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Stomach Bug Superbug

April 7, 2015

It’s not a trendy new children’s book—it’s a growing problem in the US. While there were only half a million US cases in the last 12 months, that’s more than previous years, and the infection rate is going up, so officials are worried this could be the start of a new trend. What’s the name […]

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