Hospital-acquired pneumonia is killing patients. There’s a simple way to stop it.

Brushing Teeth Saves Lives

Four years ago, when Karen Giuliano went to a Boston hospital for hip replacement surgery, she was given a pale-pink bucket of toiletries issued to patients in many hospitals. Inside were tissues, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, and, without a doubt, the worst toothbrush she’d ever seen.“I couldn’t believe it. I got a toothbrush with no bristles,” she said. “It must have not gone through the bristle machine. It was just a stick.”To most patients, aContinue…

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Matthew Cortland Hosts Twitter Space: Is it safe to ____?

Disability activist and inspiration for this site and the term adaptive PPE, Matthew Cortland is hosting a Twitter space to help people learn how to manage air quality in indoor spaces and generally protect themselves as the pandemic continues.

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5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Kids With Reemergence Anxiety | HuffPost Life

Experts share their advice for supporting children’s mental health in this transitional time.

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Winter Is Coming: What To Do If Your Kids Are Being Forced Back To School (Updated for 2021)

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Many people had no choice but to work or be in contact with others outside their home during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in their areas. Many were exposed. Many were infected. Most survived, but many still have lingering health problems as a result of infection. Though many in wealthier countries have been vaccinated, due to politics, many have declined. Aside of depriving their children of vaccines when available, most “antivax” adults areContinue…

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Pandemic Preparedness

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Pandemics are a part of life since the dawn of civilization. It’s just part of the reality of humans living in close quarters. Whenever the first announcements of a pandemic hit the news, people panic and rush to the grocery stores. This ends up causing unnecessary chaos and shortages. There was no panic in my house though, because having already experienced what in hindsight was the last SARS and a war, plus Grandma’s warnings inContinue…

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