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What??? Sanitization for the win?

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What??? Sanitization for the win?

   It seems like only over the past two years we have been constantly told to sanitize, wash our hands and maintain a clean environment. Truth is, Health care facilities and providers have constantly and tirelessly been educating their patients on the importance of sanitization. Crazy enough, many healthcare workers just now started proper hand hygiene practices throughout their shifts. When something becomes a common everyday habit, humans tend to get lazy about doing it well and maintaining compliance. However, Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) remain a major patient safety issue. In a study from 2009-2018, 40 hospitals reported a total of...

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Synthetic or natural skin moisturizer?

Synthetic or natural skin moisturizer?

The skin is the largest organ that we have and yet we may take for granted everything that it protects us from and how we treat our skin. For starters, the skin is the first organ in line of defense against all environmental factors. Secondly, the epidermis, the outer layer and most superficial part of the skin is very good at absorption! That's right, the skin is absorptive meaning it will draw in whatever element we place or fall on our skin. Additionally, other functions of the skin are: Provides a protective barrier against mechanical, thermal and physical injury and...

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Lithium Ion batteries

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Lithium Ion batteries

When we hear Lithium Batteries, we may think of electric vehicles, manufacturers, power walls etc. However, they are so integrated in our day-to-day lives that we sometimes forget how important they have come to be for our lifestyles in the 21st century. Lithium-Ion Battery (Li-ion batteries) were first introduced to the marketplace in 1991 but they had a bad reputation for being unstable causing fires and explosions. Thankfully with the swift advancements of technology the root issue was found and resolved. The charging process that was creating electric shortages that lead to thermal runaways to potentially make the battery explode was rectified and...

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Sleep Apnea for Dummies

Sleep Apnea for Dummies

From start to finish: The Complete Guide on Sleep Apnea What is sleep apnea? By straight definition sleep apnea refers to the cessation of breathing for over 10 seconds. With newer studies however, sleep apnea has come to be much more complex than we once thought. Lets dig in on what it is as well as what we do about it... Categories of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea can be categorized in 3 main sections: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea and Complex Sleep Apnea. Furthermore there are other types of sleep disorders such as Hypopnea, Obesity-Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS), Cheyne-Stokes-Respirations (CSR),...

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Everything you need to know about cleaning your CPAP equipment

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Everything you need to know about cleaning your CPAP equipment

To clean or not to clean, that is the question.  Just kidding.  Definitely "To clean" would be the way to go. But how important is it? How do I properly clean my equipment? and what happens if I don't clean the CPAP machine and accessories? And do I need a cleaning machine?  How important is cleaning for my CPAP device?  I am sure now you are aware that the most deadly and communicable diseases are ones that the naked eye cannot see. COVID-19 definitely was an eye opener for many. Although we cannot generally see them, bacteria, fungi and viruses can and...

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