Cold / Flu Season

  1. Humidifiers - Why Do I Need One?

    I remember my mom and dad dumping buckets of water into the big humidifier in our living room each winter in Nebraska. I loved the warm moist mist that steamed from it, making the hot dry air pumped out by the furnace a little easier to breathe. I never really thought about it until I moved out of the house and started missing that "moist air feeling" in my own home. I've had a humidifier ever since.

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  2. Coping with Spring Allergies

    April showers brings May flowers. For many people, a spring seasonal transition isn't a welcomed time. The allergy season starts for many when flowers start blooming. It is possible to survive this season with a few survival tips 1.

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  3. Vitamin C – See the benefits!

    Vitamin C may be the most familiar of all nutrients for its strong benefits. Since we can’t self produce Vitamin C, we need to absorb it through food or supplements. It is always best to receive your vitamins through natural foods however, it’s not always obtainable. This is where vitamin supplements are beneficial. Receiving Vitamin C from natural foods such as green vegetables and fruits are the best ways to absorb Vitamin C. Did you know that Papaya, bell peppers, and broccoli have the largest amounts of Vitamin C? Eating healthy has nothing but positive benefits for your body such as a stronger immune system, heightened alertness, and clear thinking 1. Vitamin C is also commonly known for its benefits for your skin, brain, and immune system which I will go into further discussion below.

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  4. The #1 Common Flu Misconception

    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.

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  5. Wintertime Tech for Warmth and Comfort

    Wintertime Tech for Warmth and Comfort

    Tired of freezing your buns off at the bus stop? Sick of shivering your way through Wintertime? You’re not alone. Today we’re looking at must-have products to survive the chilly times in warmth and comfort. With any of these products, you can enjoy the frostiest outdoor adventures and stay warm and toasty too.

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  6. Breathe Easy This Flu Season

    Breathe Easy This Flu Season

    Flu season is unpredictable and varies from season to season with new flu strains appearing each year.  Typically, flu season peaks in January or February; however, flu activity can begin starting around October.

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  7. Kick Nasal Allergies in the Petunia

    AllergiesThinking 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. 

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  8. Top 10 Exam Gloves & Medical Gloves at Wholesale Prices

    Top 10 Exam Gloves & Medical Gloves at Wholesale Prices

    Powder Free Vinyl Exam GlovesMedical glove users love Allegro.  We have a huge selection of powdered, colored, non-sterile, textured, opaque, sterile, powder-free and clear exam gloves in Vinyl, Latex or Nitrile . . . all at amazing prices.  If you work in the medical field, you probably go through a box of exam gloves or surgical gloves faster than a tamale through a tourist.  Not a problem.  We can deliver gloves by the 100's or even the 1,000's - right to your doorstep.

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  9. How to Stay Warm all Winter Long

    You don't have to be cold!  Cozy up with these great warming products and stop the shivers, inside and out. 

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  10. Cold and Flu Season - Everything You Need

    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.  :)

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