09
May
2011
Public Health

Sensing Potential Problems with Electronic Eye Faucets


18
Feb
2011
Public Health
by Ralph Morris, MD, MPH

Hand Drying: Here’s the Rub

It’s no secret that hand washing is critically important to reducing the transmission of pathogens.  We in the healthcare profession strive to remain vigilant about hand washing and we advise our patients to do the same, especially before and after handling food, using the bathroom, or when we or others are in contact with sick... Read More »

11
Feb
2011
Preventing Infection
by Water Quality & Health Council

Reducing Deaths from Hospital Infections

How effective are check lists?  Pilots know they are effective and now medical experts do too, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.  A refreshing culture change in Michigan hospitals, including adherence to a simple, five-part check list is associated with reduced infections and a 10 percent reduction in infection-related deaths... Read More »

21
Dec
2010
Public Health
by Nancy Bock

Good Health Starts with Clean Hands

A guest blog written by Nancy Bock, American Cleaning Institute® Frequent and proper hand hygiene can stop germs and illness in their tracks.  Why are clean hands important?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others... Read More »

03
Dec
2010
Public Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Health Risks Associated with Body Art

According to a recent article in Medical News Today, tattooing and body piercing are becoming increasingly popular, but these procedures can increase the risk of contracting a number of serious blood-borne diseases. A 2001 survey published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that 51 percent of college students had piercings and 23 percent had... Read More »

10
Nov
2010
Public Health
by Glenda Dvorak, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

Disinfecting Tips to Help Keep Pets Healthy

According to a 2008 analysis, about 63 percent of all U.S. households–71.1 million–are proud pet owners, and more than half of these households have more than one animal. That means American animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and breeding, boarding and grooming facilities are busy places! The daily influx of animals in and out of animal shelters,... Read More »

26
Jul
2010
Public Health
by Water Quality & Health Council

Waterborne Diseases Cost US $500 Million a Year

According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitalizations from three common and preventable waterborne diseases – Legionnaire’s disease, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis – could cost the U.S an estimated $539 million dollars each year. These figures represent only a fraction of all waterborne disease costs. They underscore the large and hidden... Read More »

25
May
2010
Public Health
by Water Quality Health Council

Disinfecting Germs Is A 2-Step Process

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