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Posted: January 13, 2014Categories: Cold / Flu Season, Allergies, Cold / Flu, Breathing Therapy Products, Wipes/Swabs, Uncategorized
True or False. Cold weather makes you sick? If you were like me and said true, then you’re in the same boat as the majority of the population. This misconception has been repeated for so long that we all start to believe it is true. The magnificent thing about science is the ability to challenge and prove theories. So how come more people get sick in the winter than in the summer? It comes down to the simple fact that people are inside together for longer periods of time1. With the days getting shorter and people staying inside for longer periods of time person to person contact increases. The heightened contact of sick people talking, coughing, and sneezing are the top causes of cold and flu transmission 2.
Posted: March 21, 2011
Thinking about moving to Arizona to avoid nasal allergies? Think again, my friend. Allergens are everywhere. Pollen, dust, animal dander, mold - all seemingly harmless until your body mistakes them for something sinister, like bacteria or a virus. Next thing you know, bam! You're a red-eyed sneeze monster.
Posted: September 13, 2010Categories: Cold / Flu Season, Allergies, Diagnostic Products, Conditions, Respiratory Therapy, Humidifiers / Vaporizers, Swine Flu, Personal Care, Cold / Flu, Exam Gloves - Latex / Vinyl / Nitrile, Personal Protection, Headache, OTC Medications, Nebulizers, Breathing Therapy Products, Infection Control
Changes in weather, back-to-school germs, commuter travel, jobs in health care, stress and allergies are just a few of the factors working against you in the cold- and flu-avoidance areas. Bottom line, if your immune system is shaky and you hang around a lot of people, you're wide open for a virus. And if you're a stressed out school nurse that takes the train to work, well, um . . . good luck. :)
Posted: March 24, 2010
Asthma is serious business. According to the CDC there are approximately 16 million Americans who currently have asthma, 7 million of whom are children. In fact, asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in children affecting nearly 10% of the population.