How to Choose a Trustworthy Hospital

May 24, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 39 Comments 

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During medical emergencies, you need to rush to the nearest hospital for treatment. However, if you will undergo a surgery or any procedure in a hospital, then it’s wise to take the time to research and choose the best hospital for you. Actually, it’s best that you research on the best hospitals in your area even if you’re not facing any medical emergencies or not needing any surgical procedure. There are hospitals known for providing expert services in certain areas. Some are safer than the rest, while some are popular for negligence.

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Cleanliness is next to Godliness

May 19, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 62 Comments 

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You’ve probably heard of this expression far too many times, but do you know exactly that it means? If you think it means that if you’re really clean, you’re pretty close to being holy, you’re wrong. Stop with the literal interpretations. To understand this expression fully, you need to know how it came about in the first place.

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Pneumonia – Causes and Treatments

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In the United States, pneumonia is the sixth principal cause of death. Pneumonia is a respiratory condition where viral infection is present on one or both lungs. Usual causes of pneumonia are viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Each year, more than 3 million people in the United States contract pneumonia. More than half a million patients get admitted to hospitals for treatment. Most patients do recover from the illness, but approximately 5% will result to death.

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Show Me Your Room and I’ll Tell You Who You Are

May 9, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 44 Comments 

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Try to Google “what your room says about you”. See the results? A lot of personality test sites! Questions like “what color is your wall” or “do you still see your bedroom floor” are supposed to determine whether you’re a pigsty, a hippie, or a person with OCD. Well, as annoying as these sites may be, they’re kind of right. How your room looks will tell what kind of a person you are.

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Air Quality in Hospitals

April 28, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 29 Comments 

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Air quality in hospitals is a matter that needs to be taken very seriously. After all, hospitals mainly deal with healthcare. There are other factors why air quality should be strictly and constantly be maintained:

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Cleaning the Kids’ Room the Fun Way

April 27, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 39 Comments 

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Cleaning the kids’ room can sometimes prove to be a challenge, especially when you want them to clean their rooms on their own. But instead of pestering your children every day with your constant whining and imposing, why not teach them instead? You cannot expect your kids to do something that they don’t see you do, right? It’s called “walking the talk” or “leading by example”. And instead of imposing on them, make cleaning fun. Here are a few tips on how to clean the kids’ room the fun way:

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Creating a Safe and Healthy Playroom

April 7, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 1 Comment 

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The house is the whole family’s abode, but each family member needs a turf of his or her own. And when it comes to infants and toddlers, the playroom is their territory. In creating playrooms, safety and health are key elements to consider.

So how do you create a safe and healthy playroom for your tots?

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Top 5 Most Hated Pests

April 6, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 37 Comments 

Let’s admit it. We hate pests. Some of us, even the manliest man, shriek at the mere sight of a cockroach. Some even contact exterminators, armed with weird-looking thingamajigs. We don’t care how pests are killed, but we simply want them out of our house. Although biologists and critter enthusiasts contend that everything in this world has a purpose to maintain the balance of nature, we just can’t help but loathe pests. Among the top 5 most hated pests by humans are:

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Spring Cleaning Tips

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It’s April and summer is just around the corner. But before thinking of the best place for a summer getaway, it’s time to get one thing out of the way – spring cleaning. Like you, a lot of people sigh at thought of this “general cleaning day”. Yes, we do house cleaning every now and then the whole year round, but spring cleaning is one fine day when we get to rid of all the house clutter, rearrange stuff, and probably throw a garage sale or donate some things. With all the stuff that needs to be done, where to begin? What tips will make spring cleaning a breeze?

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Popular April Fool’s Day Disease Hoaxes

April 1, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 41 Comments 

Today is April Fool’s Day. In celebration of this light-hearted tradition, let’s relive a few of the greatest disease hoaxes in history.

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Website BetterHumans.com posted news regarding the very first case of a human catching a computer virus:

“A software developer from Houston, Texas has become the first human to contract a computer virus, microbiologists have confirmed. John Newman, an employee of vTouch Systems, came into contact with the virus through the use of a neural interface that his company is developing. Avril DuChamps, a spokesperson for vTouch Systems, confirmed yesterday at a press conference that Newman had come down with the virus. All activities at vTouch have been suspended until further notice.”

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