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1st State Moving to Ban Antibacterial Chemical Triclosan?

Mayo Clinic Expert Says Such an Ingredient Would Not Be Missed in Household Products Citing environmental concerns, Minnesota state legislators next month are expected to debate banning the use of the common antibacterial ingredient triclosan. By an executive order effective in 2013, Minnesota's governor had already barred state agencies from purchasing any hand washing, dish [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Mammogram guidelines: What's changed? Get the latest Mayo Clinic mammogram guidelines for breast cancer screening. Heart disease prevention: Strategies keep your heart healthy You can avoid heart problems in the future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are six tips to get you started. EXPERT [...]

Created by Dana Sparks


Hand-washing Do's and Don'ts Prevention: Influenza (flu)  Foreign object in the eye: First aid Food poisoning: Prevention What's the definition of palliative care?

Created by Dana Sparks

Put Your Hands Together for National Hand-Washing Awareness Week

National Hand-Washing Awareness Week reminds us just how important hand-washing is for good health! Towels vs. air dryers? Antibacterials vs. plain soap? Hand sanitizer vs. soap and water? Below are some answers to frequently asked hand-hygiene questions. (Thank you to Mayo Clinic Infection Prevention and Control for this great information.): [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Back to School: Backpack Burdens and Other Tips

Depending where you live, the school year is about start anew or has already begun. Mayo Clinic experts would like to help lighten the load. Mayo Clinic family medicine physician and pediatrician Alva Roche Green, M.D., says a great place to start is easing the burden in those heavy backpacks kids often lug around. [...]

Created by Dennis Douda

Debunking At Least Five Common Flu Myths

A hand washing demo with glow-in-the-dark germs is available in the downloads. The flu bug continues to spread across the country and unfortunately this season's outbreak is one of the worst in years. To make matters worse, there are a number of myths that are keeping people from doing more to prevent [...]

Created by Joel Streed

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Hand Washing, Flu Germs, SAD, Bad Breath, Fibromyalgia and more...

Featured Topic Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — Don't brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the "winter blues" or a seasonal funk that you have to tough out on your own. Highlights  Hand Washing: Do's and don'ts  Sick baby? When to seek medical attention  Bad breath  Managing fibromyalgia symptoms  [...]

Created by Dana Sparks