Nitrile, Latex, and Vinyl Gloves: What’s the Difference?

The first disposable gloves were created in 1894 by a surgeon-in-chief named William Stewart Halsted at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Disposable gloves protect healthcare providers and patients as an essential item in any healthcare environment. They are generally made from one of three materials: latex, nitrile, or vinyl. Different materials make certain products a…

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World Immunization Week 2021: Vaccines Bring Us Closer

Vaccines have protected us against life threatening diseases and development impediment for more than 200 years. With the help of vaccines we can advance without burdens like polio and smallpox, which have taken the lives of millions in the past. Though vaccines aren’t a “cure all solution”, they will assist us on the path to…

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Post COVID-19 Vaccination Q&A

The CDC is still in the process of learning just how affective the vaccines will be against the spread of COVID-19. After individuals have been vaccinated, the CDC is still suggesting to follow the precautions – wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart, avoidance of crowds and inadequately ventilated spaces – in the public until…

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April is Autism Acceptance Month

What is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? “Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that affects essential human behaviors such as social interaction, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings, imagination, self-regulation, and the ability to establish relationships with others.” autismacceptance.org ASD contains a vast range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skill, repetitive behavior,…

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National Public Health Week: Building Bridges to Better Health

National Public Health Week (April 5-11) is an annual, week-long celebration of public health, supported by the American Public Health Association. NPHW gives us the opportunity to highlight public health achievements and improve the health of people in general, through education over multiple health issues and how to live longer lives. “We may be physically…

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness & Education Month

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease which can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). The immune system in those with MS attacks myelin (the protective sheath) covering nerve fibers, causing communication problems between the brain and the rest of the body. Over time the disease can deteriorate or cause permanent damage…

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A New Vaccine: Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (JNJ-78436735) Type of vaccine: Viral vector Learn how viral vector vaccines work 1 shot, received in the muscle of the upper arm Does not contain: Eggs, Preservatives, Laxatives Click here for the full list of ingredients Recommended for ages 18+ Common side effects In the arm you received the shot: pain, redness,…

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Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization Guide

This guide outlines the State of Michigan’s strategy for prioritizing vaccinations, and will be used by the MDHHS (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services) along with health care and public health. “MDHHS has set an initial operational goal of vaccinating 70% of people age 16 years of age and older, or about 5.6 million…

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Where to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccination

Looking for information regarding the COVID-19 vaccines and where to receive them? We have the information here! How the lack of broadband access has impeded the COVID-19 vaccine rollout Michigan Vaccine Locations Rite Aid Walgreens Meijer Oakland County Beaumont Hospitals Henry Ford Hospitals TCF Center COVID-19 Information Specific to County (MI) Alcona Alger Allegan Alpena…

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