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April Is National Foot Health Awareness Month- Tips on Caring for Your Feet

You know your friends — your feet. They get you everywhere you need to go, whether it’s down a flight of stairs to the laundry room, over to the copying machine at work, across the mall for holiday shopping, or around the park for leisure. They’re arguably the most underrated part of the body. We are always bombarded with talk about “heart health” and “skin health,” but let’s not forget about foot health. It may be the end of the month, but it’s not too late to review a few key points for National Foot Health Awareness Month.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month.
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UV Light Disinfects Hospitals, Cleans Water and Sanitizes Shoes

The sun’s UV light sometimes gets a bad rap due to concerns about “radiation.” In the summer months, we slather on sunblock to avoid these powerful UV rays. Yet, man has come up with a number of safe ways to harness ultraviolet light for practical purposes. In this article, we’ll discuss three emerging uses for UV technology that you may not know about.

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UV light is part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Image Source: Imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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5 Ways To Keep Dangerous Germs Out Of Your Home

The home should be a place of respite and peace — not a revolting place full of bacteria, fungus and illness-causing germs. While it’s true that not all types of bacteria constitute as “pathogens,” wouldn’t you rather live in a sanitary environment if you could? There are a few guidelines for the industrious homemaker to keep in mind to ensure that contact with dangerous germs is kept to a minimum, with the goal that the family remains as healthy as possible.

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Dangerous germs can lurk in the most unlikeliest places. Image Source: CNN.com

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Are Paws Dirtier Than Shoes? A Dog Lover's Guide to a Cleaner, More Sanitary Home

A few weeks ago, we published a piece on shoe etiquette in which we briefly mentioned what to do if you have dogs in your home, but want to enforce a “no shoe” policy with guests. It can seem like a contradiction — a clean home… with dogs?! So we wanted to follow up and write more on this topic, since many of our readers probably love their furry friends as much as we do — yet also want to maintain a clean, sanitary home for their families.

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No one wants to see muddy paws on their floors, let alone think about what kind of germs are tracked indoors on a dog’s paws!
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