Colds, Flu, or Allergies: Which Is It?

Most parts of North America may be in for a pretty severe flu season this year, based on the latest reports in the New England Journal of Medicine* and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But here’s something we have to know.  Just because we have stuffy noses, sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes, coughs, and just don’t feel well, we may not have the flu. Maybe it’s an allergy or just a bad cold.  The symptoms are surprisingly similar. Check out [...]

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The Power of Cleaning Can Help Protect Us from the Flu

The Power of Cleaning Can Help Protect Us from the Flu The flu season is fast approaching.  We likely won’t know for a couple of months how bad it will be this season, but none the less, it’s a good idea to start taking some cleaning steps now to keep people healthy. Yes, proper and effective cleaning is one of the best ways to keep facilities healthy and minimize the spread of not only the flu, but colds and other infections [...]

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Protecting yourself against the Flu

Protecting your facility against the flu requires implementation of the right cleaning and disinfection procedures as well as clear and effective training programs. Healthy employees are conducive to a healthier and more productive work environment. While employees frequent your facility, make sure to communicate with employees about the importance of flu vaccines and daily steps to help reduce chances of contracting the virus. Naturally, extra precautions should be implemented for children under six months as well as the elderly [...]

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7 ways to stay healthy during the upcoming flu season

The flu season always causes stress and anxiety as everyone tries to power through the busy work period and avoid the years’ circulating viruses. It’s worth taking some important precautions as the cold weather sets in to make sure your facility works at optimal productivity levels and everyone within it is safe and healthy. Here are 7 ways that you can make sure the flu season doesn’t bring you down this year! 1. Always remember to wash your hands. Implement signage [...]

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FLU SEASON IS HERE!

H3N2 is the flu strain of the year, meeting its predicted expectations of causing infection rates to rise. In fact, by the end of 2014, 166 outbreaks were reported in 8 provinces, 122 of which were in long term care facilities. This has caused overcrowding for some emergency rooms. With numbers still on the rise, what can we do to prevent contracting the contagious virus while health officials cope with this new strain? Simple preventative measures such as practicing [...]

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