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Why We Wash Our Hands

A guest editorial in honor of Global Handwashing Day, October 15

By Margot Smith, DrPH

We know handwashing is one of the most important actions we can take to prevent many infectious diseases, but I personally observed the critical importance of cleanliness when I spent time with my son in the intensive care unit at my local hospital. In the 10 days I kept vigil until his recovery,...

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