Cold and Flu

12/09/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

The Winter Tripledemic: What it is and How to Stay Safe

Winter is here, which means cold, frigid temperatures are forcing more people to stay inside. As we socialize indoors, visiting family and friends for the holidays, we’re spending more time together in enclosed spaces which…
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02/17/22 By Dana Szymkowiak

Improve Cleaning Efficiency

According to the Labor Department, more than 4.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in November 2021. That was up from 4.2 million in October.  The “great resignation” brings to light the struggle many employers…
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11/18/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Facts About the Flu You Should Know

It’s that time of year again when sniffles and coughs echo through the cold winter air. But, for some patients, it’s more than just a winter cold; it’s the flu. The flu (influenza) is a…
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10/21/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Healthcare at the Breaking Point and How You Can Help

As the Delta variant continues to sweep the country, we are experiencing a record number of cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. Hospitals bear the burden of this spike as the infected make…
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09/02/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

Influenza Season 2021-2022: Do We Know What to Expect?

Remember the flu?  If you’ve put that infection on your mental back burner while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. The flu was pretty much out of sight in 2020. Between September 2020…
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07/15/21 By Dana Szymkowiak

The Rise in Summer Colds

Now that most coronavirus restrictions have been lifted, the return to society and socialization means an uptick in summer colds and other respiratory illnesses.  Last year, cold and flu season was mild due to masking…
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12/17/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Can COVID-19 Precautions Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?

It’s been over 100 years since the last major pandemic swept the world, forcing protective measures and human behavior changes to curb the spread. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring tragedy and changes to our…
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11/05/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Keep your hands healthy while washing them often

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a bright light on the importance of handwashing often and adequately. With the pandemic still in full swing and rolling into cold and flu season, washing your hands frequently is…
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10/29/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Debunking common flu myths

The flu, or influenza, is a highly contagious respiratory virus caused by one of three different virus types: influenza A, B, or C. The primary way illnesses like colds and the flu spread from person…
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09/17/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Fall into healthy habits

The air is getting colder; the leaves are changing color; the faint smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. Fall is practically here! But unlike autumns past, safety in the Fall this year will…
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07/23/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

Preparation is the key to success””

As we inch closer to cold and flu season in the United States, the collision of COVID-19 and the flu seems inevitable. How severe the flu / COVID-19 season will be is still hotly debated.…
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06/25/20 By Dana Szymkowiak

What is infectious disease?

To fully appreciate the access to vaccines and understand the importance of infection control as we know it today, we need to take a trip back in time, to 1861, when Louis Pasteur published his…
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