Navigation Links
Back To School: Staying Healthy at School is as Easy as Learning Your ABC's
Date:8/24/2010

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 22 million school days are lost every year due to the common cold and on average children have between 6-10 colds per year.

Does it seem as if your child is sick all the time? In the early school years, your child's immune system is put to the test. After all, young children in large groups are breeding grounds for the organisms that cause illness. Here's why infectious illness is so common — and what your child can do to stay healthy in the classroom.

How Infections Spread

Many childhood illnesses are caused by viruses. All it takes is a single child to bring a virus to school for the spread to begin. Consider this common scenario — a child who is infected with a cold; coughs or sneezes in the classroom. The children sitting nearby inhale the infected respiratory droplets and the cold spreads. Or perhaps a child who has stomach virus uses the restroom and returns to the classroom without washing his or her hands. Illness causing germs might spread from the hard surfaces the sick child touches to other children who touch the same object and then put their fingers in their mouths or near their nose or eyes.

Washing Hands

Frequent hand washing is the simplest — and most effective — way to prevent illness, both at home and at school. Remind your child to wash his or her hands before eating and after using the restroom, blowing his or her nose, or playing outside. We recommend soaping up hands for as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" followed by a thorough warm water rinse. If soap and water are not available, use an antimicrobial or antiseptic hand sanitizer as an alternative.

Common Sense Tips

In addition to frequent hand washing, using a little common sense can go a long way toward preventing illness in the classroom


    SOURCE BioTech Medical Inc.
    Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2 3 4

    Related biology technology :

    1. Pfizer Animal Health Expands Global Commitment to a Safe Food Supply with a New Focus on Healthy Fish
    2. North Carolina Couple Finds Hope for a Healthy Baby through Technology that Screens Embryos for Genetic Disorders
    3. “Let's Move” Toward Filling, Healthy Childhood Snack Solutions
    4. Fountain Healthy Aging Inc Announces Agreement to Acquire Natural Planet USA
    5. Healthy Advice Networks Announces Improved Patient Outcomes in Physicians Offices with Healthy Advice Programs
    6. Healthy Advice Networks Achieves Strong Growth Despite Challenging Economy
    7. Kibow Biotech Strongly Supports World Kidney Day for Maintenance of Healthy Kidney Function
    8. 2009 is Healthy for Asia
    9. Nuvelo Announces Positive Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of NU206 in Healthy Volunteers
    10. HealthYes! - Premier Provider of Mobile Preventive Medical Screenings - Launches in Alamo City
    11. Immureboost Inc Announces a Change of Name to Fountain Healthy Aging Inc
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Product and ... very low abundance and are often “lost in ... time-consuming. , Join presenters Dr. Rowel Tobias, Senior ... John Anders, Head of Quality at Nanotherapeutics, Inc., ... that can speed detection and quantitation while achieving ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)... Understanding the need for better quality and higher ... that currently exists in this area, ChanTest has recently ... validated ion channel and GPCR cell lines. ChanTest’s ... channels control many critical physiological functions throughout the body. ... to treat a variety of human diseases. , ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Unraveling ... closer together. The Archer Family purchased a ... within DNA, but ended up with a lifetime of ... contained within the family members’ DNA genuinely brought the ... decided to search deeper into genetic history and prior ...
    (Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 OMICS Group’s 5th International ... 18-20 August, 2014 at Double Tree by Hilton Beijing, ... developments in Analytical & Bioanalytical research methods only to ... on this occasion, Dr. Srinubabu Gedela, MD of OMICS ... is a remarkable one in bringing a unique and ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Novel Ms Techniques Speed Detection of Biopharmaceutical Product and Process Impurities, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 2Leader in Ion Channel Research Announces Newly Validated and Re-Engineered Cells 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 2A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 3A Critical Review of Analytical Techniques for Improved Living Standards 4
    ... MiMedx Group, Inc. (OTCBB: MDXG), an integrated developer, ... and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced ... Annual Canaccord Genuity Cardiovascular, Aesthetics and Metabolic Disorders ... Petit, Chairman and CEO, William C. Taylor, President ...
    ... and TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2011 Generex Biotechnology Corporation ... on the status of the clinical and regulatory ... insulin spray product. Work has been ... analyses), and revising all of the extant Generex ...
    ... Calif., Dec. 1, 2011  VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS ... present an overview of the company at the 2011 Deutsche ... place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, MA on Tuesday, ... and 30-day archive of the presentation will be available at ...
    Cached Biology Technology:Generex Provides Update on Generex Oral-lyn™ Clinical & Regulatory Program 2Generex Provides Update on Generex Oral-lyn™ Clinical & Regulatory Program 3Generex Provides Update on Generex Oral-lyn™ Clinical & Regulatory Program 4VIVUS to Present at the Deutsche Bank BioFEST Conference 2VIVUS to Present at the Deutsche Bank BioFEST Conference 3
    (Date:7/11/2014)... German . ... refraction of X-rays through a specimen instead of attenuation ... are often of much higher quality than those based ... Franz Pfeiffer are particularly interested in developing new approaches ... phase-contrast imaging. One main goal is to make this ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) need ... effectively, they often prove that necessity is truly ... recently for M. Lorna De Leoz and Stephen ... of glycomics. Glycomics is the study of the ... attached to proteins and lipids and influence cellular ...
    (Date:7/11/2014)... China Researchers from Salk Institute for Biological Studies, ... evaluated the safety and reliability of the existing ... new method, TALEN-HDAdV, which could significantly increased gene-correction ... This study published online in Cell Stell ... stem cell-based gene therapy. , The combination of ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New simple setup for X-ray phase contrast 2A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2
    ... target for a drug seems very promising on paper; ... of telomerase inhibitors,to treat cancer; they are supposed to ... cells. Yet, something in the cell,seems to block their ... do then? Scrap the project? Look for something,else? Hell ...
    ... in humans in forests between Gabon and the Republic ... animal carcasses, according to a study by the Wildlife ... the February edition of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, ... Ebola between 2001 and 2003 produced positive results, and ...
    ... by human activity and the extinction of species around ... warns a Canadian zoologist. This ecological damage also endangers ... , Dr. Daniel (Dan) Brooks, a parasitologist at the ... is linked to the emergence of new human and ...
    Cached Biology News:Combination therapy boosts effectiveness of telomere-directed cancer cell death 2Study Links Ebola Outbreaks To Animal Carcasses 2Ecological destruction fuels emerging diseases 2
    Mouse monoclonal [6911] to E. coli K99 pilus ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
    ...
    ... genetically encoded fluorescent sensor capable for high ... one of the main ROS generated by ... fluorescent protein inserted into the regulatory domain ... demonstrates submicromolar affinity to H2O2 and at ...
    Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse Qa-2...
    Biology Products: