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The Germiest Places at School and What You Can Do to Keep Your Kids Healthy (FIGHT BACK!)

Education is important! So, we look forward to sending our kids back to school to receive that all-important, life-enhancing education. We all know this; and we all know that sending your kids back to school increases the risk of their exposure to germs. At best, those germs may cause a mild cold or a bit of discomfort; but at worst, those germs can lead to some dangerous issues that could compromise the health and well-being of your child and family. We’re here to help! So, think about education in two…

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BACK TO SCHOOL – Need a Handwashing Poster?

For those of you anxiously awaiting the start of our “Back to School” blog series next week (and we thank you for subscribing to our blog), we thought we’d send out a few ideas to help jump-start getting your kids ready to go “Back to School”. Did you know that the CDC reports that elementary school aged kids get 8 to 12 colds and/or cases of the flu every year? The best defense? Hand washing (with “my-shield” foaming soap, of course), sleep, regular exercise and a healthy diet. A squirt…

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How Dirty is Money?

Public Health Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet Updated April 24, 20147:23 AM ET Published April 23, 20147:40 AM ET Michaeleen Doucleff You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs. But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding far more than cocaine and the flu. They’re teeming with life. Each dollar bill carries about 3,000 types of bacteria on its surface, scientists have found. Most are harmless. But cash also has DNA from drug resistant microbes. And your wad of dough may even…

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Doctors warn that more children are getting drunk on hand sanitizer Posted 1:30 PM, September 14, 2015, by CNN ATLANTA

CNN.com reported that Nhaijah Russell’s parents had no idea what was wrong with their daughter when she was rushed to an emergency room from school. The 6 year old was slurring her words and was unable to walk. Doctors soon learned that Russell had swallowed three to four squirts of liquid hand sanitizer at school. She said that it tasted like strawberries, but she had no idea it contained enough alcohol to make her dangerously drunk. Since 2010, poison control center hotlines across the United States have seen a nearly…

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