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Your Health: January 17, 2014 Stay healthy and wash your hand

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       Remember that last stomach bug you had? You probably got it from your hands.
      Health experts say frequent and thorough hand washing is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy.
     The Centers for Disease Control says  after you've touched a thing contaminated with viruses or bacteria, your hands give germs a free ride into your body through your eyes, nose or mouth.
    Some common illnesses that can be transmitted via the hands include the flu, the common cold and a number of diarrheal illnesses.
      Where are you most likely to pick up germs?
     The number one location-- to pick up germs the restroom.
   Experts say, most bacteria and viruses prefer warm, wet environments, like a hand towel in the bathroom.
    But also, they're likely on phones, television remotes, computer key-boards and door knobs.

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