Colgate announces a new addition to the Colgate Total® portfolio: Colgate Total® Clean-In-Between toothpaste. Building on the superior cleaning benefits of Colgate Total that consumers have come to expect, Clean-In-Between toothpaste’s advanced micro-foaming formula reaches even deep in between teeth to reduce 83 percent more plaque germs than non-antibacterial fluoride toothpaste 12 hours after brushing for healthier gums*.
Hispanics are one of the demographic populations with the poorest oral health of any racial and ethnic groups in the United States1. In spite of brushing twice a day, plaque can build up between teeth, which affects overall gum health. Colgate Total Clean-In-Between toothpaste provides 12-hour antibacterial protection for 100% of the mouth’s surfaces: teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums.
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DePuy Synthes Companies today announced the launch of Hit Play, an educational initiative that encourages those dealing with hip or knee pain to stop settling for a life on ‘pause’ and instead take action to get back to the activities and people they love most.
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common reasons for severe hip or knee pain, affecting nearly 27 million Americans today and will potentially affect up to 67 million people by 2030.1,2 In turn, demand for hip and knee replacements are expected to dramatically increase, yet many women see joint replacement as a “last resort” and often wait until the pain has become unbearable before turning to surgery. Through a series of compelling and relatable content, DePuy Synthes seeks to inspire the millions of people stuck on ‘pause’ due to hip or knee pain to explore joint replacement with a doctor, as a potential viable solution when they Hit Play.
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Madison Taliaferro spent weeks in the hospital in 2012. After a decade of suffering from cystic fibrosis, she underwent a double lung transplant. She powered through the difficult surgery and the recovery that followed –long days of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her parents were there. Her best friend visited from Kansas. Grandparents rotated shifts so she was never alone. But one request still lingered.
“I just wanted to see my dogs,” she remembers.
Having suffered from the effects of chronic illness for the decade prior, Madison was no stranger to long days at home, isolated from the school germs that could turn her illness into a critical condition with a single sneeze. When her friends couldn’t visit, her dogs were there. But at the hospital, they weren’t.
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Wiping up finger paint and tackling juice spills is a routine every parent has down pat. Yet they may find themselves playing hide-and-seek with the invisible things little hands leave behind—like bacteria and viruses. Germs stick to all types of surfaces, and kids spread them to more places than you can imagine.
To track down where germs linger, The Clorox Company and global public health organization NSF International conducted a study in homes of families with young children. Researchers analyzed 100 samples from five commonly-touched surfaces, and found bacteria or viruses on all five of the surfaces tested, from the kitchen to the common area to the bathroom, with the bathroom sink being one of the surfaces with the most germs. In fact, the study results found that four times as many households had bathroom sinks that were germier than kitchen countertops.
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GOJO Industries, a leader in hand hygiene and skin health and inventors of PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, asks parents, teachers and schools to take the KILL A GAJILLION GERMS pledge towards everyday healthy hand hygiene this school year.
The KILL A GAJILLION GERMS campaign starts July 15, 2013 with moms, dads and schools pledging to KILL A GAJILLION GERMS to support healthy habits with the chance to win free PURELL, dispensers and hand hygiene educational materials for their school along with individual prizes. The campaign runs until September 15, 2013.
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Think you’re the only one who has been faced with a one-sie suddenly becoming a “two-sie” from your child’s morning “up the back,” a “heave-hello” from a sick kid, or a bathroom “dumpster diving” mission for your phone? You are not alone. That is why The Clorox® Company is partnering with award-winning writer, comedian and mom, Carol Leifer, who has written for shows such as Modern Family and Seinfeld, to launch the Clorox® Ick-tionary, a wiki-style dictionary of everyday ick that parents everywhere and others are all-too familiar with.
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A recent Harris Interactive survey on the attitudes of the American public towards healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) revealed that almost one quarter (24%) of U.S. adults or someone they know have had an infection as a result of a stay in a hospital; and that 37% are most concerned about the spread of germs and bacteria in hospitals, as compared to other public places.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 2 million people acquire infections while in U.S. hospitals each year; and almost 100,000 die as a result.
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If you purchased “Wal-Born” – a Walgreens’ brand dietary supplement, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that you may be eligible for a refund.
National pharmacy chain Walgreens agreed to pay nearly $6 million in 2010, to settle FTC charges that it deceptively advertised that its “Wal-Born” line could effectively prevent colds, fight germs, and boost the immune system. The money will be used to provide refunds.
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Wet, used towels left in the gym. Dirty tissues discarded by someone suffering from a nasty cold. You wouldn’t think of touching these items. But unknowingly, you may be sharing something that could be just as filthy and potentially dangerous when you visit a dental office. Infection control specialists call this cross contamination.
When an unsterilized bib chain is placed around your neck, you may be exposed to dangerous pathogens including pseudomonas, E. coli and Staph aureus – the most common cause of staph infections and a potential “superbug.”
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For today’s busy families, getting sick is no fun. With cough, cold and flu season here, many parents are taking precautions to help keep their children healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),¹ one of the best ways to protect against getting sick is to wash hands often. To help teach families about the importance of clean hands and preventing the spread of germs, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes has launched the Wet Ones Healthy Hands Zone™ website, an educational resource developed by Bill Nye, renowned science educator and author of Bill Nye the Science Guy's Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.
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