My Blogs

  1. August 28, 2019

    Spring Allergies

    As you make your annual trip to the local drugstore for this season’s allergy medicine, don’t forget about your furry friends back home who could also be suffering with the hypothetical sniffles. Though cats and dogs can be allergic…
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  2. August 28, 2019

    Back to School Bacteria

    Heading back to campus, or making your first trip on move-in day can signify the start of some of the best times of your life - if you play it right. College campuses, though they harbor tons of fun and learning possibilities, also function as…
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  3. April 19, 2018

    Developing a Checklist for Food Safety Audits

    Going into 2017, the FSMA will be essential and top of mind for all food quality assurance specialists. In manufacturing of any kind, quality assurance is essential. But when it comes to…
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  4. November 23, 2017

    A Healthy Guide to Thanksgiving Leftovers!

    Thanksgiving is a holiday devoted to eating good food. For those of us who are working on trimming and toning, this may seem like the ultimate roadblock on our road to perfect health. It doesn’t have to be! While there are a lot of ways to…
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  5. September 28, 2017

    Quick Fixes to Your Excuses for Not Exercising

    Trapped behind desks and computer screens, the average working adult probably isn’t getting the recommended daily 30 minute exercise break they need. With boost to recall abilities, energy levels, and overall health, it seems like working out…
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  6. September 14, 2017

    How Dirty is Your Phone?

    Antibacterial soap and hand sanitizers are great ways to fight germs, but what about all the bacteria living - and thriving!- on your cell phone? We’ve all heard that the average dog harbors less bacteria in its mouths than a human, but recent…
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  7. September 01, 2017

    Retaining Quality Employees

    A business is only a good as it’s worst employee - but what if you have no bad employees? A key to success in the business world is maintaining quality employees. If a corporation can be successful in retaining an impressive and loyal staff,…
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  8. August 23, 2017

    Don't Lose Sight of What's Important: Tips to Maintaining Your Eyesight

    As long days staring into too-bright computer screens turn into long nights squinting at dimly lit textbooks, nothing is as critical to monitor as one’s eye health. Even though regular visits to the eye doctor are a necessity (yes, even if you…
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  9. August 10, 2017

    Sunscreen: What to Remember at the End of Summer

    As summer winds down and we use any excuse we can to get out in the sun, it’s important we don’t let our desire to perfect our tans leave us hiding under huge straw hats, lathering aloe on sunburned skin. Though only 5% of the sun’s UV rays…
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  10. June 21, 2017

    Creative Ways to Increase the Lifetime Budget of Veterinary Clients

    As a veterinarian, you want to provide excellent care to the pets who come to see you and the people that bring them. That’s why you started a veterinary practice. An unfortunate side effect of owning a veterinary practice is that, in addition…
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  11. June 21, 2017

    The Benefits of a Clear Lab Supply Purchasing Strategy

    Each microbiology lab supply in your lab is a critical part of your business. Without the right supplies and microbiological laboratory equipment, it becomes impossible for you to complete the lab work that you are contracted to do.  Too…
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  12. June 21, 2017

    Do You Need SQF Certification?

    Determining what type of certification and approvals are required for your food facility is an essential part of building trust with your customers. If your facility does not currently hold an SQF certification, it may be time to consider going…
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  13. June 14, 2017

    5 Challenges of Creating a Budget for Medical Office Supplies

    Imagine trying to run your medical practice without a phone. You might be able to do some scheduling and necessary administrative work online, but ultimately productivity and patient satisfaction would suffer hugely. A phone is critical to  your…
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  14. May 23, 2017

    Inoculation and Common Concerns

    Inoculation is vaccination or immunization. Most of us have gotten a flu shot at some point in our lives, but do we really understand what is happening? There has been a lot of debate in recent years over the effects of immunization. To…
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  15. May 03, 2017

    The Five Most Important Laboratory Precautions for Microbiologists

    The crucial steps to safety in the lab should be reviewed often. It is for the safety of lab technicians and the quality of experimental results that the following five steps be followed in every microbiological experiment. Keep in mind that…
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  16. May 01, 2017

    3 Steps to Preparing for a Food Safety Audit That You Might Forget

    A food safety audit of your facility should always been on your mind. The processes that you implement as a quality assurance professional should all be in the quest of being permanently ready for a food safety audit, because the truth is that…
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  17. May 01, 2017

    What is Microbiology Data Sharing?

    Working with microbiology products in a lab is not always a glamorous job, but it is an important one. Not only do healthcare labs provide results and diagnoses for patients, but academic labs do important research that can identify new…
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  18. May 01, 2017

    How Microbiology Products Can Make Better Beer

    As anyone that works in the food industry – from someone making burgers on the line to someone in charge of safety at a large food facility – knows, food safety and science go hand in hand. Without food industry workers with baseline…
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  19. April 20, 2017

    Physician Office Budgets (Keep Costs Efficient)

    One of the most crucial elements to running a successful business is also one given the least amount of thought: budgeting. The following guide will help you and your office operate on an efficient and balanced budget! Step One:…
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  20. April 20, 2017

    The Five Steps to a Five Star Dentistry Practice

    The task of gaining new patients for any medical practice can seem daunting and even unsurpassable, but with the right factors outlined, it can be a simple and pain-free process that will better your business. 1.) Establish an…
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  21. April 19, 2017

    The Latest in Food Safety: Cold Plasma

    As a food safety professional, providing safe, quality food to your customers is your top priority. While there are many different pieces of the food safety puzzle, cleaning fresh produce before it makes to consumers is a continual challenge.…
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