ADA Compliance and Your Business

What ADA Compliance Is… “The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” The act has been updated since then, with the greatest changes being made in 2010. Any buildings newly constructed after…

Springtime Allergies Keep the Germs Spreading

Allergy season is here. It can start as early as February depending on the weather and is caused by pollen from a variety of trees, grasses, weeds, and flowers. You will know it has arrived when your staff and coworkers are sneezing often and have itchy, watery eyes. Seasonal allergies should be treated like they…

Hygiene History: A Flashback in Time!

Thanks to advances in our education and technology, we know a lot about germs and how to stay healthy and hygienic! But centuries ago, life was very different. Take a look at some of our historical hygiene habits! Urine was used as a face wash and antiseptic (ViralNova). Flowers (nosegays) were often carried in order…

Gilbert the Germ on World Toilet Day!

1/3 of the world population don’t have access to a safe, clean bathroom. And 1.1 billion people around the world have no toilet in their home and are resorting to open defecation. This leads to the spreading of diarrheal diseases, the second most common cause of death in developing countries. Unfortunately, that’s one death every…

November is National Caregivers Month

We appreciate all that caregivers do to help seniors, especially in keeping them safe and healthy while in a rehabilitation facility or nursing home. To reduce the spread of infection, prevention is key and actively keeping good hygiene a top priority is an important part of an aid’s job. Caring for the Elderly Health risks increase with…

In the News: Kids learn the importance of hand hygiene

Wash, wash, wash your hands, thumbs and fingers too! Rub a dub, rub a dub, that’s the thing to do! Kids could be heard singing through the halls at Eugene Field Preschool this week. Nursing students from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri were on hand to teach the kids the importance…

Happy Halloween!

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble! On Saturday this week, all across the country people will be trick-or-treating in the dark of night, and as they go door to door through the neighborhoods the only scary thing they will have to look out for are the black cats, ghosts and witches…

Rare Respiratory Virus Infecting Kids all Across the Country

The common cold is relatively easy to manage- a few tissues, some sneezes- but what happens when the common cold virus is mutated? Enterovirus D68 is sweeping the country right now, affecting mostly children. Around 800 kids across the US have been hospitalized with this harsh respiratory illness. In the most severe cases death has…

Diseases 101: Staph Infection

With New Year’s resolutions right around the corner, we’re sure most of us will be back to visiting the gym daily by the start of 2015! But a good workout at the gym might offer more than just a few pounds of weight loss. If you’re not careful, you could be walking away with a…

Diseases 101: MRSA

What will we do when the world’s bacteria’s are consistently resistant to our antibiotics? Scientists believe it’s going to become increasingly common. MRSA, or a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, is already resistant. What is MRSA you ask? We’ll tell you! It’s an infectious strain of mutant staph bacteria. Some antibiotics used to treat a normal…