The staff at Midwest Medical Waste, Inc. is interested in more than just disposing of your medical waste. We are also excited to share you with some fun tips that anyone can enjoy!

Whether you are looking for tips on cleaning, safe and healthy travel, fun activities to pass the time, or ways to improve your quality of life, we've got a blog post for you!

Germs are lurking everywhere in your home; places you may not have even thought about. Here is a list of areas where germs are most commonly found and ways you can minimize their spread.

Many folks suffer from springtime allergies. Symptoms of red and itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and dry throat can be miserable. Allergies can start as early as February and last until summer; however, many people have year round symptoms.

It is always more difficult to get outside exercise on those cold winter days. Exercise in the winter can help ease gloominess and depression and reduce the tension associated with anxiety. It also helps keep off those pesky winter pounds. Here are some tips for outside exercise in the wintertime.

Sneezing is an important part of our immune system as it clears the nose of bacteria and viruses. A sneeze can travel almost 100 mph and send 100,000 germs flying through the air. What actually happens when we sneeze?

Sneezing begins with a tickling sensation in the nerve endings of your nasal passages that sends a message to your brain. This message is that the nose needs to rid itself of something irritating the nasal lining.

Humans first take a deep breath and hold it right before a sneeze. This tightens the chest wall muscles. Throat muscles then quickly relax. This allows air, saliva and mucous to be forced out of the mouth and nose as you sneeze. Mechanisms for halting a sneeze include pinching the end of your nose and breathing through your mouth.

Some interesting sneeze facts:

  • Plucking eyebrows may set off a nerve in your face that supplies your nasal passages and may trigger a sneeze.
  • Most people don’t sneeze in their sleep as nerves are often at rest also.
  • In non-humans, the iguana sneezes more often than any other animal.