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Hep A Facts

Hepatitis A  also called Hep A (formerly known as infectious hepatitis) is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Hepatitis A is preventable by vaccine. It spreads from contaminated food or water, or contact with someone who is infected. Symptoms include fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and low-grade fever. The […]

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The Complete Guide to Norovirus Prevention and Treatment

What is Norovirus? From the EMETOPHOBIA RECOVERY SYSTEM “Norovirus is the catch-all name for a group of related viruses, all of which affect the stomach and intestines. Norovirus infection causes gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the intestines and stomach. Sometimes, norovirus is referred to as the “stomach flu,” although it is not actually related to the influenza virus. […]

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National Food Safety Month

September is National Food Safety Month. Many businesses in the food industry offer awareness regarding the importance of food safety and the risks of food borne illnesses. Over the past 22 years, the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe program has produced educational material from its training programs to highlight the importance of embracing and promoting a culture […]

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Your Mattress: What Are You Sleeping On?

Recently, a local news channel ran a special report “What’s Inside Your Old Mattress?” I would not have necessarily thought about replacing a mattress unless there was some problem. I just felt that the saying ‘If its over eight its time to replace’ was just a cute marketing saying designed to get me to replace […]

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The Cleanliness of Things

Now that I’ve worked for Century for a while, I’ve become increasingly aware of the cleanliness of things – retail stores, restaurants, even my own home. I’ve read a lot of different posts about cleanliness from a lot of different places and about germs – the ones I’ve heard of and the ones I haven’t. […]