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Cold And Flu Medications Found To Be Ineffective For Children

This is not what you want to hear as we enter the cold and flu season, but there is very little you can do to help you cope. A recent report in the British Medical journal claims that over-the-counter medications that proclaim to alleviate cold and flu symptoms are largely found to be ineffective...
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Tips On Cleaning Gym Clothes

There's a special kind of smell associated with the clothes you wear to the gym. Workout clothes are made of sweat wicking materials like Lycra, spandex, and polyester and even cotton clothes can get, and stay, stinky. So here are some ways to reduce the funk of your favorite (and pricey) workout...
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The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu

We use the terms interchangeably but there are many differences between an upper respiratory infection, better known as a cold and the flu (influenza) and spotting those differences can be tricky and complicate treatments. However there are some predictable differences. Colds usually take a few...
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Do Not Touch Signs Popular With Parents

The lurking cold and flu season is on its way and this year a lot of parents are going all out to make sure their kids don't catch it. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported that 179 children died of flu-related causes since August; 18 of this year, with 80% of those affected not having...
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Prepare For Flu Season

The Centers For Disease Control (CDC) says that the flu killed 80,000 people last season, including 180 children and 900,000 people were hospitalized for flu or flu-like illness. It's an important reminder of how a seemingly mundane thing as the flu can be deadly, so you should have a plan of...
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Sleep Is The Best Medicine When Fighting A Cold Or Flu

As hard as it is to believe that we're in autumn with high temperatures still in the 90s, the season is indeed beginning to change. That also means the cold and flu season will be here before you know it and while we all know that rest is the best medicine to become well again, how much rest do you...
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Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

Summer just started and we're already over the heat! It leads many to take their favorite morning beverage over ice. Cold brew coffee tastes delicious when your barista makes it but you can save a bunch of cash by doing your own cold brew. It's super easy with the knowledge of a few basics and...
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The Battle Over The Office Thermostat

It is defiantly getting warmer outside, which mean the office thermostat wars will be heating up again! According to a CareerBuilder survey, 46% of workers complain that their office is either too hot or too cold, with 15% admitting that they’ve actually argued with a coworker about the office...
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Keep Outside Foods Cool With A Shower Cap

As we prepare for the cookouts that accompany many Memorial Day weekend backyard parties, there is always concern that certain foods, like mayonnaise-based salads, will not fare well sitting on an outdoor table in the Florida heat. That is where you can use a shower cap to keep those salads cool...
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How Often Should You Clean Your Office Coffee Mug?

Somehow the rules for cleaning differ from your home and the office, especially when it comes to your coffee cup. While you run your dishwasher nightly at home, it’s likely been a few weeks (if not months) since your office coffee mug received more than a casual rinse. But is that setting you up...
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