Fist Bump vs. Hand Shake – Which is Most Hygienic?

The fist bump. Considered one of the only equal nonverbal gestures in the world, it went viral in 2008 when President Barack Obama casually fist-bumped his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, during his presidential campaign. But along with the gesture’s novelty, fist bumps are being hailed as the cleanest of nonverbal expressions. As the public […]

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Vaccinate Yourself Against 5 Common Flu Myths: Healthcare Round-Up

Vaccinate Yourself Against 5 Common Flu Myths. It’s flu season again. And now, along with the barrage of helpful flu shot reminders, comes the annual outbreak of myths about the flu. First, here are some basic facts. Influenza (also known as the “flu”) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and is different […]

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Top Germ-Infested Public Places

The average adult can touch as many as 30 objects within a minute, and the Centers for Disease Control estimates up to 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands. Keeping germs at bay is no easy task, especially in heavily trafficked facilities where high-contact surfaces like doorknobs, handrails and tabletops are widespread. So […]

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Fight The Flu In The Workplace

Each fall when flu season rolls around, many people worry about their children contracting the infectious disease at school, where tiny hands, noses and mouths can go unwashed and unwiped. While children, elderly adults and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk, the truth of the matter is that seasonal flu is […]

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Vaccine Costs Are Soaring: Healthcare Roundup

The Price of Prevention: Vaccine Costs Are Soaring. Vaccination prices have gone from single digits to sometimes triple digits in the last two decades, creating dilemmas for doctors and their patients as well as straining public health budgets. Some doctors have stopped offering immunizations because they say they cannot afford to buy these potentially lifesaving […]

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Two Environmental Keys to Patient Satisfaction

Since the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) – a mandated survey of patients’ perspectives of hospital care – rolled out in the last few years, patient satisfaction has taken on a whole new meaning. Care is no longer ranked solely by outcomes and expertise, but also by the experience patients and […]

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Healthcare Roundup

Educate Patients and Doctors about Hand Hygiene. It’s important that patients know how to have a conversation with their doctors and nurses about hand washing to prevent infection. Organizations must educate patients to let them know that it’s okay to hold their caretakers accountable for hand hygiene and encouraging them to ask clinicians whether they washed […]

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The Periodic Table of Content Marketing

The Periodic Table of Content Marketing. One of the most scientific—and calculated— forms of marketing is content marketing. Curating and crafting valuable content can be executed and measured in a myriad of ways—from the creation of blogs and webcasts to case studies and polls.  Marketers must first determine the strategy, format, and platform then quantify […]

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