Is someone in your household experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? The good news is that most people who become ill with the virus will experience only mild symptoms and can make a full recovery from the comfort of home. But when that home is also home to several other people, minimizing the spread of the virus can … Continue reading How to care for someone in your household with COVID-19
As uncertainty about COVID-19 and new rhythms of daily life sweep households across the nation, conversations around food safety have taken precedence for many of us. Amid this period of social distancing, our go-to restaurants and favorite fast-food chains have resorted to delivery, “to-go only” and drive-thru alternatives to keep afloat. But is ordering takeout … Continue reading Takeout food and package delivery: Is it safe?
As a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no avoiding the topic of conversation with your kids. News about the virus is everywhere, and children of all ages are feeling the effects. With school closures, event cancellations, quarantine fears and unusual work-from-home policies, your kids may be asking some tough questions. Here are a few … Continue reading Talking to your kids about the novel coronavirus disease
With so much information swirling around the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), you likely have a head full of questions and worries, the biggest being this — how can you protect yourself and your family? Here’s the good news from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): For most people, the virus is mild. And just like … Continue reading Traveling? How to protect yourself from coronavirus (COVID-19)
“To gel, or not to gel?” With the recent surge in promotion of hand sanitizer for school-age children, that is the question that many parents face. Hand sanitizer is even included on some back-to-school supply lists, leaving many parents to wonder how effective this strategy really is. The real question is, will using hand sanitizer … Continue reading How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs
Avoid catching the crud by taking extra precautions at work. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized due to flu-related conditions each year. To keep yourself and your co-workers healthy, follow these tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 1. Get a flu vaccine This will protect you from the three most common viruses … Continue reading ‘Tis the Season to Call in Sick
Chances are, sitting near your kitchen sink is a common cleaning item: a sponge. Although this universal cleaning tool is associated with cleanliness; sponges harbor thousands of dangerous bacteria. But my mother never advised me about kitchen sponges or when to throw one away. Have you ever wondered when a sponge was completely used and ready … Continue reading This Kitchen Tool is Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat
“A, B, C, D, E, F, G…” Humming or singing aloud the “ABC” song in our collective heads helped most of us remember our alphabet as young children. But did you know that even as an adult, there’s a good reason to sing (or hum) the ABC song? No joke, the ABCs are a metric … Continue reading The ABCs of proper handwashing