Mom was right: Wash your hands!

Just a little reminder that we are in the midst of flu season. A nasty one, too. (A doctor friend of mine tells me that her hospital closed for a while on Monday because it was full of so many flu patients!)

And one of the simplest things you can do to stay flu-free is wash your hands. Really. Female washing hands

That one simple thing can help. But do it often. And do it right.

According to the CDC, you should

  • Wet your hands with clean running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry

Stay healthy!



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