Don’t Forget the Benefits of Hand Washing

As we leave summer behind and enter into fall and winter, we so too enter the cold and flu season. While you should indeed get your yearly flu shot, don’t mistakenly think that vaccinations can protect you from every illness or from getting sick altogether. To be sure, the very basic act of hand washing can protect your health just as well as some of our most recent and sophisticated treatments.

Good old-fashioned hand washing is one of the simplest and most important things you can do to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Proper washing removes germs from your hands. If you have harmful germs on your hands and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth you can get sick.

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