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C-Dif/ Extreme Diarrhea – Prevention

Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article and video are updated from an earlier version that appeared on HelpingYouCare® October 9, 2011. They contain important health and prevention reminders which are particularly relevant as we currently face a widespread flu epidemic in . . . → Read More: Stop the Spread of Viruses and Germs at Home

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New Digestive Disorders White Paper Issued by Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins Medicine has issued a new research White Paper, The 2012 Johns Hopkins Digestive Disorders White Paper, written by H. Franklin Herlong, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, Clinical Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. . . . → Read More: New Digestive Disorders White Paper Issued by Johns Hopkins

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Proper Hand Washing May Prevent 80% of All Infections

Watch this Video by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and learn how to wash your hands properly. Scientists estimate that up to 80% of all infections are spread by hand contact, and could be avoided . . . → Read More: Proper Hand Washing May Prevent 80% of All Infections

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Private Hospital ICU Rooms Found to Reduce Infection Rate Significantly

Patients in Hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU) often acquire infections, imposing a heavy human and financial burden. A new study published January 10, 2011 in the Archives of Internal Medicine found and documented that private rooms in hospital intensive . . . → Read More: Private Hospital ICU Rooms Found to Reduce Infection Rate Significantly

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Clostridium difficile-associated disease: New challenges from an established pathogen

by L. Clifford McDonald MD and Rebecca H. Sunenshine, MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Contains good discussion of prevention of C-Dif. >>View Info

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A lowfat yogurt that helps naturally regulate the digestive system, ACTIVIA® by Dannon®

Clinically proven to help regulate the digestive system when eaten daily for two weeks. May help prevent diarrhea and possibly C-Dif, by building up the natural bacteria that reside in the digestive track, which naturally fight against the C-Dif . . . → Read More: A lowfat yogurt that helps naturally regulate the digestive system, ACTIVIA® by Dannon®

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Product Information for Florastor®, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

Probiotic shown by scientific studies to have a beneficial effect on intestinal health and maintaining normal bowel function. The capsule dissolves in the stomach and releases the saccaromyces boulardii lyo yeast cells within 30 minutes of ingestion. The cells . . . → Read More: Product Information for Florastor®, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo

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Introduction to C-Dif

Making Sense of … C-Diff; Clostridium Difficile by Azodium.com. Good basic introduction to C-Dif, what it is, and how it is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated, with a particularly good discussion of measures that can be taken to prevent this . . . → Read More: Introduction to C-Dif

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