Health Watch — Infection: Preventing Infection
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Dr. Raymond Fowler, an emergency medicine specialist at UT Southwestern Medical Center, says you can drastically reduce your risk for infection just by washing your hands thoroughly and frequently. Germs on the hands can carry and transmit disease, so washing for at least 30 seconds after using the bathroom, before eating, and before and after preparing food can make a big difference. If soap and water aren’t available, use hand sanitizer.
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