Illness & Prevention

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All you need to know about germs and breaking the chain of infection

Find out how you can help your family combat the cold and flu season. We've pulled together useful tips so you can keep your family safe, healthy, and away from illness. Spread cheer, not germs! 

Illness 7 Tips To Help Prevent The Flu

7 Tips to Help Prevent the Flu

Flu season is a time of war – a war against germs. Invisible to the naked eye, they sit lurking and waiting for any old hand to come by and then WHAM! By the time you or your kid starts coughing, it’s usually too late. Once you start showing symptoms, you’re already contagious. You may be wondering how to avoid the flu virus all together? The answer isn’t so simple...

Illness How To Fight The Flu

How to Fight the Flu

It’s that time again! The time of year that everyone waits for, but no one can believe how fast it arrives. With the holiday season upon us, we’re all looking forward to spending time with our friends and loved ones, but it’s important to make sure that we keep viruses off of the invitation list...

Illness How To Prepare For The Cold And Flu Season

How to Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

If you've ever wondered, "When is cold and flu season?" look no further. According to Health Canada, seasonal flu activity begins as early as November and can continue into April. The peak of cold and flu season is typically in January or February...

Illness 5 Tips For Staying Healthy During Flu Season

5 Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

Taking some simple steps for staying healthy during flu season can make a big impact. According to the Center for Disease Control, the flu can spread from one person to people six feet away. In addition, the flu is very contagious...

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How You Catch a Cold

The common cold starts when a person is infected with the virus, and how you catch a cold varies from case to case. According to WebMD, we catch viruses by touching things that are infected with germs, such as a doorknob or a keyboard, and then passing that along by touching our nose or mouth...

Illness Cold And Flu Season Is Here

Cold and Flu season is here

Doctors always say, “If you're sick, then stay home!” While a smart tip to prevent the spread of contagious cold and flu bacteria, this advice can be a recipe for disaster when you have a family...

Illness How To Get Rid Of Germs

How to Get Rid of Germs

Creeping and crawling through every crevice of your home, lying in wait to attack at any moment. No, it's not the opening scene to a horror movie – it's the reality of germs...

Illness How To Get Rid Of Allergens

How to Get Rid of Allergens

So, what are allergens? Allergens are anything that your body perceives as an intruder and decides to react against. Allergens are small and tiny particles, usually invisible to the naked eye, and they are EVERYWHERE...

Illness Top Five Travel Health Tips

Top 5 Travel Health Tips

Be it for work or summer vacation, constant traveling can leave your body feeling run down and fatigued. Out of your routine and out of your element, your immune system is barraged by new bacteria and germs...

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9 Surprising Places Germs Are Hiding

Invisible to the naked eye, germs are hiding around just about every corner. But if you can’t see them, where are germs exactly? Where do germs hide? Some of the most common places may surprise you...

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Why is it Important to Wash Your Hands?

Keeping hands clean is one of the most efficient ways to help stop the spread of germs and help prevent illness. Read the facts below and learn why it is important to wash your hands regularly...

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How to Wash Your Hands

Hand washing is easy to do and is the best way to help prevent the spread of illness. Learn when and how to wash your hands and get tips on what to teach your kids...

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Preventing the Flu Throughout the Day

As a mom, you may clean the kitchen and bathroom regularly, and you certainly wash your hands before eating and after using the toilet. However, there is no avoiding the fact that your family will...

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Bathroom Germs Uncovered

So you’ve mopped the bathroom floor, wiped down the sink, and cleaned the toilet, but is that enough to keep your bathroom hygienically clean for you and your family? The damp and humid conditions...

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