Can’t find cold & flu meds? Here’s what you can do
If you’ve come down with a bug this January, you may have noticed the cold and flu medicine shelves at your local pharmacy have been conspicuously bare. Since December, according...Read more
11 tips for a healthy holiday season
It’s the holiday season, which means parties, gatherings, and other forms of merriment. But it’s also cold and flu season, and there are a few things you can do to...Read more
What are ‘fomites’? Here’s why you should care
In the 2011 movie Contagion there’s a scene where Dr. Erin Mears, played by Kate Winslet, visits the Minnesota Department of Health to brief them on the emergence of a...Read more
Should I be worried about long COVID?
In February 2020 before the first North American lockdowns, Atlantic writer Dr. James Hamblin made an unnerving prediction: “You’re likely to get the Coronavirus.” He turned out to be correct....Read more
5 myths about hand sanitizer, debunked
Although washing your hands with soap and water is the most effective way to remove any germs, alcohol-based sanitizers are a strongly recommended substitute when soap and water isn’t available....Read more
What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?
There are a lot of hand sanitizers on the market with different product branding and packaging. These are the three main things to look for when shopping for a sanitizer....Read more
A brief history of hand sanitizer
Long before hand sanitizers existed, people knew alcohol could be used to sterilize. From the ancient Egyptians who used it to treat eye infections to the physicians over the next...Read more