This One Thing You Use All the Time May be Covered with Flu Bacteria

With peak flu season approaching quickly, you know how important it is to constantly wash your hands and disinfect shared spaces, but there’s probably one thing you’ve been neglecting to disinfect: your cellphone.

Researchers from the University of Arizona found that cellphones carried 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats. And, what’s even more alarming is the fact that cellphones are the perfect vehicle for spreading germs to other people.

That’s why it’s so important to take the proper steps, like disinfecting your phone daily, using hand sanitizer and practicing good hygiene habits, to keep your phone germ-free this flu season.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 240
Total Fat 7 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 340 mg
Total Sugars 4 g

Source: USDA

Crunchy Potato Casserole


  • 2 cups corn flakes (crushed)
  • 2 pounds potatoes (peeled, grated)
  • ¼ cup butter (melted)
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 10-ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • ¾ cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)


  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine potatoes, butter and black pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add onion, soup, sour cream and cheese. Mix well.
  4. Pour mixture into a 13-by-9-inch baking dish and sprinkle with corn flake crumbs.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.

Makes: 8 servings

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