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Hand Hygiene

Would You Remind Your Doctors To Wash Their Hands Before Treating You?

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Most patients are willing to remind health care workers to wash their hands while in the hospital...

Ebola, Other Hospital-Acquired Infections... and Handwashing

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Layla McCay

Improving hand hygiene helps kill many birds with one stone, from Ebola to MRSA, diarrhea, flu, and the common cold -- and it is everybody's business. For Global Handwashing Day 2014, what is your handwashing commitment?

Global Handwashing Day: Need For Greater Political Commitment, Investment and Cooperation

David Winder | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
David Winder

Today an estimated 250 million people globally are participating in events to highlight the vital role played by handwashing in preventing infection, particularly diarrhea and pneumonia that still claim the lives of more than two million children under the age of five every year.

Hospital Acquired Infections: A Costly, Lethal Scourge That We Must Labor to Wash Our Hands Of

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you're admitted to a hospital, the last thing you should need to worry about is developing an infection linked to your care. Sadly, it occurs too often.

Super Bowl Sanitation: "Washed Up" Giants Outpoint Docs

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Michael L. Millenson

Is the New York Giants' bathroom more sanitary than your hospital room? Could be. And that player cleanliness may even have helped send the team to the Super Bowl.

Bitter Medicine: Islamist Extremism at the Bedside

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While we soothe ourselves chasing elusive phantoms in the hurt-lockers of the Hindu Kush, battle lines are being redrawn in the Detol-scented hospital corridors of privileged Western Europe.