Health Tip: Wash Your Hands10/23/12
(HealthDay News) -- Washing hands helps prevent the spread of
germs, and should be done frequently.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand
washing should be required at these specific times:
- Before you begin preparing food, during preparation and after
- Before you eat.
- Before and after you help a sick person.
- Before you care for a wound or cut, and again after.
- After you use the toilet, change a diaper or help a child use
- After you cough, sneeze or blow your nose.
- After you handle animal waste or an animal, or pet
- After you handle trash.
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