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Stay safe! Planes, trains, cars, cruise ships, hotel rooms, dorms, campsites & more! Germ Busters Travel Kit provides the infection protection you need for travel, commuting, or anywhere you go. Protect your hands from contaminants or when cleaning surfaces CareMates Nitrile Gloves (2 gloves) Clean surfaces like trays, tables, countertops, doorknobs, faucets, toilet handles and
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What You Should Know About The Kissing Bug & Chagas Disease

What is the Kissing Bug? “Kissing bugs” have been invading headlines for the past two weeks as the CDC has reported the deadly bug has made its way into the United States. They’ve been found in 28 states.  Estimates of human cases of Chagas disease in the US range from 300,000 to over 1 million,
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Is it a cold or the flu? We’re breaking it down.

It’s #FluFactFriday! Did you know according to the CDC Influenza affects about 20% of Americans every year. In the United States alone, it is estimated that about 36,000 people will die of the flu or flu-related complications every season. One of the best ways to protect yourself is to get vaccinated! If you do find
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How to Practice Food Safety to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses

Each year roughly 1 out of 6 Americans (48 million people) get sick, approximately 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases. By reducing foodborne illness by just 1% about 500,000 Americans would keep from getting sick each year; reducing foodborne illness by 10% would keep about 5 million from getting sick. That is
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3 Factors For Staying Healthy This School Year!

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  • September 11, 2015 /
  • by Kimberly McCay /
  • healthy school year, school health, student health /
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Let’s face it—it’s always flu season. Regardless of what month it is, being a student at any school or college is always going to put you at risk of disease. Doorknobs, handrails, chairs and countless other common objects we come in contact with every day are shared between thousands upon thousands of other young adults,
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What is MRSA and How to Protect Yourself

What is MRSA and how to protect yourself. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, more popularly known as MRSA is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat ordinary staph infections. Most MRSA infections occur in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, such as nursing
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Recommended Vaccinations for College-Bound Students

Summer is flying by and colleges will soon be in session. While college presents a new world of opportunity it also presents a new world of risks. Many students live in communal living spaces, less-than-sanitary conditions and acquire irregular sleeping habits; all of which can leave students vulnerable to disease. Below we’ve gathered some of
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How to Choose the Right Medical Gloves for Your Pharmacy

Shepard Medical Products CEO, Chris Wright, is featured in this month’s Elements Magazine by PBA Health discussing how to choose the right medical gloves for your pharmacy. The entire issue is available for viewing online here: https://www.pbahealth.com/elements/issues/ How to Choose the Right Medical Gloves for Your Pharmacy June 9, 2015 All gloves are created equal. That’s
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How to protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer!

Live in or traveling to Atlanta, Chicago or Washington DC? Be sure to protect yourself from mosquitoes! The odds of being bitten by a mosquito in these three cities are the highest in America, says pest control expert Orkin. This week Orkin put out their Top 20 Mosquito Cities and Atlanta led the list for
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