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Plan to Travel? Check Out These 8 Travel Safety Tips First

Posted 06-18-2014 05:45 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 06-19-2014 03:06 PM by ChristaIB

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Reaching the far corners of the globe isn't as expensive or as time-consuming as it once was, making international travel appealing. As much fun as traveling abroad is, maintaining your health becomes somewhat more complex. All countries have their own customs, but they also have their own health issues, food and water standards, bacteria and viruses, and healthcare protocols.

Here are some tips to make your summer travel experience a safe and healthy one:
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Posted in General Health, Children's Health, Colds & Flu, Healthy Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases
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Are Antibacterial Soaps Harmful to Your Health?

Posted 12-18-2013 04:27 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 12-19-2013 08:49 AM by ChristaIB

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We are constantly coming into contact with germs--be it our computer keyboard or telephone, the restroom doorknob, or the people we come into contact with--and often times we attempt to limit our exposure by using antibacterial soaps. These products leave us feeling assured we have dodged a germ bullet, especially when a product’s label claims it kills 99 percent of the microorganisms that lead to infectious diseases like the cold and flu.

This week, however,...
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Posted in General Health, Colds & Flu, Infectious Diseases, Thyroid Disorders, Women's Health
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4 Tips to Avoid Colds & Flu

Posted 11-05-2013 11:59 AM by ChristaIB
Updated 11-05-2013 12:15 PM by ChristaIB

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Are you trying to avoid colds & flu this season? It is like the sound of nails dragging across a chalkboard—when that one guy in your office starts sneezing, coughing and blowing his nose. If you're lucky, he'll cover his mouth, but chances are that he won't wash his hands before touching just about everything in the office.

You don't have to become a paranoid freak about sneezy guy may seem far away and harmless, but he can be the source of a lot of illness for...
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Posted in General Health, Allergies, Colds & Flu, Healthy Lifestyle, Infectious Diseases
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Don’t Want to Get Sick? 10 Steps to Avoid Illness

Posted 02-08-2013 02:33 PM by ChristaIB
Updated 10-16-2013 11:25 AM by ChristaIB

In the winter months, you may be trying to cold and flu season. Unfortunately, spending more time inside during germs and person-to-person transmission of illnesses. This makes it more difficult to stay healthy.

To help you dodge immunity, and also to limit your exposure to contagions. Taking measures to prevent illness is never a 100% guarantee, but you can maximize your chances...
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Posted in General Health, Colds & Flu, Infectious Diseases
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