The American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and Other Key Organizations Join With Industry Leading Manufacturers Such as Bona Floor Cleaners and CVS Corporation to Work Hand in Hand With Mediaplanet in Helping Readers Effectively Combat the Cold & Flu Season and Protect the Health of Loved Ones Through a Message Promoting Preventive Healthcare and Education

Oct 14, 2011, 16:14 ET from Mediaplanet

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Illnesses such as colds and flu are easily preventable, however, many Americans are not armed with the proper information to effectively protect their health and the health of those they love. The arrival of the Fall Season also signals the coming of the cold & flu season.  5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu every year (depending on how aggressive the strain of flu is) and 200,000 Americans on average are hospitalized due to seasonal flu annually. Additional research shows that indoor air pollution and general cleanliness in the home can also greatly affect one's health if neglected.


New Treatment Options and Cleaner Living Environments Ensure Better Health

Vaccinations offer Americans a chance to conquer many diseases that are encountered during the cold & flu season. The ease of access to vaccinations, not only for children but for adults and adolescents, has increased with the growing popularity of retail pharmacies. For an even more proactive approach to preventive healthcare, the future of cleaner homes lies in the technology and key products that combat germs more effectively than the products of the past.

While a great deal of national attention is focused on the health of our bodies, consumers often neglect what can be the biggest culprit of poor health – their own homes. Keeping a home and floor healthy relies on the flooring material and the products used for care. Consumers should look for products like Bona that are non-toxic, pH-neutral, GREENGUARD-certified and biodegradable. Bona is a privately held, Swedish-owned company with a specialty focus on products for hardwood floors. More information on keeping a home healthy and about Bona can be found at

Mediaplanet's report '"Preventive Healthcare"

In partnership with American Academy of Pediatrics, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians, CVS Corporation, Bona Floor Cleaners, Falcon Safety Products Inc., Replenish, Alen Corp., AndaMEDS, and the American Cleaning Institute.

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