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Practice Good Hand Hygiene to Avoid Diseases
February 12, 2020

Practice Good Hand Hygiene to Avoid Diseases

Posted by Suman Radhakrishna

With life threatening diseases like Influenza and novel Coronavirus on the rise, hand hygiene is the best preventive measure to curb the spread of germs that cause these infectious diseases. By practicing frequent hand hygiene techniques like washing and sanitizing hands, you can remove germs and avoid getting sick.

Why Is Handwashing Important?

Hand hygiene reduces contamination and spread of bacteria that cause Gastroenteritis and respiratory tract infections.

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Holiday Travel Tips: Ways to Avoid Germs on Airplane
December 19, 2019

Holiday Travel Tips: Ways to Avoid Germs on Airplane

Posted by Dr. Thomas Horowitz

Holiday season is the peak time for air travel. Are you going on a much needed vacation? So are 115.6 million Americans—the highest number of holiday travelers recorded in the last 20 years.1 You will soon be boarding a plane to meet your loved ones and you don’t want to be sick during your vacation.

Airplanes are an excellent place to pick up some germs. Often,

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AIDS Awareness Month: Understanding the Disease and Advances in Treatment
December 9, 2019

AIDS Awareness Month: Understanding the Disease and Advances in Treatment

Posted by Suman Radhakrishna

December is AIDS awareness month. Great strides have been made towards research, prevention, and advancing treatment options for those affected with the disease. Early this year, the US government announced its goal to reduce new HIV infections by 75% in the next five years and achieve at least 90% reduction over 10 years.1

What is AIDS?
AIDS is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which weakens

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Cold or Flu? How to Spot the Difference
November 15, 2019

Cold or Flu? How to Spot the Difference

Posted by Divya Sathyanarayanan

Common cold and flu often have the same symptoms and it is important to spot the difference.
Stuffy nose, throat pain, and headache—it can be difficult for you to identify whether you have cold or flu, as these symptoms overlap for both conditions. With the ongoing flu season in mind, we caught up with Thomas Horowitz, CHA HPMC MD, on understanding the common cold—conditions, symptoms, and treatment.

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Tips to Prevent Weight Gain during Holiday Season
October 25, 2019

Tips to Prevent Weight Gain during Holiday Season

Posted by Marisa Schor

The holiday season is upon us, with Halloween festivities just around the corner. Both kids and adults enjoy the fun holiday parties and baskets filled with treats. With dinner parties and high-calorie candies everywhere, it is not easy to resist the temptation. Studies have found that Americans gain more weight during the holiday season as compared to the rest of the year.1 But holiday weight gain can be controlled.

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