Category Archives: Hand washing

FDA to Take a Closer Look at Antibacterial Soaps

OK, I apologize I’ve been absent for a bit, but please come back and I’ll try to regain your trust. There have been questions regarding the safety of antibacterial soaps and body washes for quite a while in the scientific … Continue reading

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Visiting Someone in the Hospital

When someone you love is hospitalized it’s important to let them know that you are thinking of them, and a visit can do so much to boost their spirits. This is just general information.  Hospitals have varying rules regarding visiting hours, … Continue reading

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Today is Global Handwashing Day!

 Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of handwashing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of handwashing in each country, and raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap. It has been celebrated on October … Continue reading

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I realize that this may seem premature – it is only early October, but I am sitting at the Reference desk surrounded by people (staff and patrons alike) coughing, sneezing, and just generally feeling awful. For those of you already suffering … Continue reading

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