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Airplane Rides Are A Dirty Business

Ever felt sick after an airplane ride? Before you take your next flight, you may want to take along a little extra hand sanitizer. New research shows bacteria can hang around on airplane surfaces for more than a week.

05/29/2014

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Consumer Reports’ Study Reveals Dangers In Chicken

If you eat chicken, a concerning report came out today potential health risks. Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 300 raw chicken breasts revealed 97 percent harbored bacteria that can potentially make you sick.  On American […]

01/20/2014

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Debunking The Five Second Rule

In my mind, it’s one of the most important “medical rules” in existence: the “five-second rule.” An unwritten law dictating that if a food or other consumable item is dropped onto the floor, it may […]

11/06/2013

Don’t Touch That, It Is Covered With Germs

Ready to have the urge to wash your hands 400 times in the next six hours?  Here’s a list of the five surfaces we touch every day that are totally and completely engulfed in germs. […]

10/17/2010

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