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The 7 Germiest Public Places

Avoid touching these surfaces in public places to stay healthy. Excerpt from The List Maker’s Get-Healthy Guide, By the Editors of Prevention An average adult can touch as many as 30 objects w…

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6 Tips for Healthy Travel

By Liz Ozaist, Prevention 1. Waves Of Nausea More than 50 million Americans planned to book a cruise between 2010 and 2013. And multitudes of stowaways—i.e., germs—will likely tag along. Bu…

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7 Ways to Stay Healthy on Public Transportation

By Eric Leech, Planet Green Germs are everywhere, but they can be particularly concentrated where there are large amounts of people packed into close quarters. This description practically de…

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Shunning Showers: How Clean Are You?

Can cleanliness be a political act? With the advent of full bathrooms and the ever-increasing marketing of personal care products, showering has become a deeply embedded custom in the American publi…

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What’s Lurking On Your Purse?

A recent post, “I Like It on the Kitchen Table,” got me to thinking about my purse and all the places it has been. One thing lead to another and soon I was immersed in a world of germs. The Germs o…

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Are Airplanes Really Full of Germs?

Q: Is the air in an airplane really full of germs? A: If you don’t know this by now, you should. Germs are everywhere, and if you get a bunch of people in a small space for a prolonged period of ti…

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Are Public Restrooms Dangerous?

Q: How concerned should I be about getting diseases from using public restrooms? A: Germs are EVERYWHERE, but you shouldn’t let that fact make you paranoid. (In fact one study showed that there wer…

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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Eating Dirt, Embracing Germs

When my kids were toddlers, one of my old-time Brooklyn neighbors said that we all need to eat a pound of dirt during our lives, which sounded somehow right to me. After all, I was an avid grubber in …

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Shopping Cart Germs

Q: The Whole Foods where I shop provides wipes next to the shopping carts to clean off any bacteria. Is this a good idea? A: Wiping down any surface that comes into contact with many sets of hands …

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