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:8/29/2014)... NY (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Local ... Hills Veterinary Hospital are seeking candidates to participate in ... with osteoarthritis. The ultimate goal of this study ... stem cells into one or two arthritically affected joints ... joints. , Candidates for the current investigational study ...
    (Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 SPIE Fellow Glenn ... and Optical Science and Director of the Center for ... Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder and Chairman of the ... as the 2015 Vice President of SPIE, the international ... Philip Stahl announced recent election results at the Annual ...
    (Date:8/28/2014)... Spin-charge converters are important devices in spintronics, an ... charge of electrons but also on their spin ... transformation of electric into magnetic signals and vice ... Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes ... the UK, Prague, and Japan, has for the ...
    (Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Sterlitech is proud to ... to its stable of products . These ... cut-offs and include membrane filters with surface charges. ... customer demand for our membrane process testing equipment, and ... flat sheet membranes,” explains Sterlitech President Mark Spatz. ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2Glenn Boreman, UNC Professor and Plasmonics Co-Founder, Elected to SPIE Presidential Chain 2A new, tunable device for spintronics 2A new, tunable device for spintronics 3Sterlitech Corporation Enhances Its Selection of Flat Sheet Membrane Filters 2
    ... April 16 Kosan Biosciences,Incorporated (Nasdaq: KOSN ... inhibitors demonstrating a high degree of target,specificity, strong ... tumor,tissue and significant antitumor activity and safety in ... protein chaperone that acts to stabilize and/or activate ...
    ... N.J., April 16 Medarex, Inc.,(Nasdaq: MEDX ... trial that suggest a,potential association between higher doses ... disease control and prolonged,progression-free survival in patients with ... Phase 1/2 trial were presented at the,Annual Meeting ...
    ... BASINGSTOKE, England and PHILADELPHIA, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Shire ... SHPGY ), the,global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announces ... company proposal, it,will today post the Circular and ... to the ordinary shares in the new Shire ...
    Cached Biology Technology:Kosan Presents Preclinical Data on Novel Third-Generation Hsp90 Inhibitors at AACR 2Kosan Presents Preclinical Data on Novel Third-Generation Hsp90 Inhibitors at AACR 3Kosan Presents Preclinical Data on Novel Third-Generation Hsp90 Inhibitors at AACR 4Medarex Reports Phase 1/2 Clinical Data of MDX-060 in Lymphoma at American Association for Cancer Research Meeting 2Medarex Reports Phase 1/2 Clinical Data of MDX-060 in Lymphoma at American Association for Cancer Research Meeting 3New Shire Holding Company Proposal 2New Shire Holding Company Proposal 3
    (Date:8/29/2014)... news release is available in German . ... chemical signals between organisms is considered the oldest form ... interactions between conspecifics, for example, the sexual attraction between ... social responses and to coordinate reproductive behavior in males ... the University of the Algarve in Faro, Portugal, and ...
    (Date:8/29/2014)... nucleus, chromosomal DNA is tightly bound to structural ... chromatin. Until about two decades ago, histones were ... material around which the glamorous DNA strands were ... appreciation for how DNA/histone interactions govern gene expression. ... studying the sequence of the genome from cancer ...
    (Date:8/29/2014)... rise of the Tibetan plateau -- the largest topographic ... for both its profound effect on climate and its ... GSA Bulletin , Katharine Huntington and colleagues employ ... using modern and fossil snail shells to investigate the ... , Views range widely on the timing of ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Ready for mating at the right time 2Ready for mating at the right time 3'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 2'K-to-M' histone mutations: How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 2Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 3Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 4Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 5Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 6Snails tell of the rise and fall of the Tibetan Plateau 7
    ... Tests at a school beside an informal electronic waste ... to lead, cadmium and other health-threatening pollutants over 50 ... a church headquarters and a soccer field are likewise ... scrap metal site, where electronic trash is scavenged for ...
    ... also available in Chinese on EurekAlert! Chinese ... researchers, led by the University of Melbourne and BGI, has ... of pig. This collaborative study, published online in the international ... scientific community and paves the way for the development of ...
    ... expression of specific genes in the human genome is what ... new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... the National Institute of Mental Health found that many gene ... after birth. Reversals of fetal expression changes are also seen ...
    Cached Biology News:High toxic levels found at school, market neighboring informal e-waste salvage site in Africa 2High toxic levels found at school, market neighboring informal e-waste salvage site in Africa 3High toxic levels found at school, market neighboring informal e-waste salvage site in Africa 4High toxic levels found at school, market neighboring informal e-waste salvage site in Africa 5BGI reports pig parasite's genomic sequence provides new clues for parasitic diseases research 2Scientists chart gene expression in the brain across lifespan 2
    ... Diessel fermentation systems for cultivation of microorganisms ... manufacturers of bio-pharmaceutical products maximum performance and ... microbial and cell fermentation 10 L ... areas ,*Fully automated control system ...
    ... Feature Extraction Software reads and ... to prepare microarray data for ... * one 1-year license ... NFP/Academic accounts ,one CD-ROM containing ...
    ... ELF 97 Cytological Labeling Kit provides a ... detection of cellular targets, including cell-surface receptors ... Labeling Kit contains the patented ELF 97 ... yellow-green precipitate at the site of enzymatic ...
    ... the various commercial and lab-prepared glass arrays. ... length and GC content of the attached ... employed all influence the optimal hybridization conditions ... the different variables to consider, it is ...
    Biology Products: