- News Releases
Dec. 4–10 is National Hand-Washing Awareness Week. It's a good reminder that frequent hand-washing remains one of the best defenses against getting sick with the flu or COVID-19.
But to be effective, it has to be done the right way. Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert, offers a demonstration on hand-washing.
Watch: Dr. Gregory Poland demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1:13) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Gregory Poland, M.D. / Vaccine Research Group / Mayo Clinic." Read the script.
To properly wash your hands, follow these steps:
Dr. Poland says it's important to keep in mind that the faucet and door handles may be contaminated, so once you have washed your hands, use a towel to avoid contacting any of these surfaces as you exit the bathroom.
The game of pickleball is surging in popularity across the country. It can be played at any age and skill level. While many might assume ...
It's not uncommon for teens to experience mental health issues like anxiety. It's believed 1 in 5 young people experiences some type of mental health ...
Menopause can bring on an array of symptoms from hot flashes and night sweats to weight gain. But can it cause problems with memory? Mayo Clinic's Dr. ...