Tag: hand-washing

Infection Protection: Frequent, Proper Handwashing is Vital

Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading the flu and other illnesses. As...

March 2, 2020

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap and Water for...

During the time of year when occurrences of flu and other respiratory infections increase, public health departments, hospitals, pediatricians and...

November 12, 2018

Roundup: Food Additives Banned, Hand Sanitizer Study,...

FDA Revokes Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Consumer Groups Sue The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

October 12, 2018

Roundup: Improper Handwashing, Coffee’s Health Benefits, Rabies...

Consumers Fail to Properly Clean Their Hands Before Meals, U.S. Study Finds A new government study finds that the vast...

July 6, 2018

Top 7 Germiest Public Places (Infographic)

Keeping your hands clean after proper washing is the best protection against getting sick or spreading illness, according to public...

December 4, 2017

Roundup: ‘Hand-Foot-Mouth’ Disease Common in Summer, CDC...

“Hand, foot, and mouth” disease is common in infants and young children, and there seems to be an uptick in...

July 3, 2017

Why Everyday Should Be ‘Hand Hygiene Day’

Good health is in your hands. Washing your hands properly and frequently is the best way of protecting you and...

May 4, 2017

Frequent Handwashing & Other Infection Prevention Tips

Last season, only about 40 percent of Americans who are recommended to get a flu vaccine reported having been vaccinated...

December 8, 2016

Safe Shopping: Clean Hands, Clean Food

Do you know where your shopping cart has been? Researchers found potentially harmful bacteria on 72 percent of shopping carts,...

November 26, 2014

Germy Checkpoints: At Home and Work

Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the road, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to...

June 16, 2014

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