Sep 21, 2014 11:45 PM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

Washing your hands is a simple process that we’re taught as kids, yet most adults don’t do correctly. “In just 20 seconds, you can help prevent disease and illness,” says Andrew Pavia, MD, chief of University of Utah Health’s Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Here’s how.

“Alcohol-based hand sanitizers also work unless your hands are visibly soiled, but good old soap and water does the job really well,” Pavia says.

Make It Fun for Kids

On this episode of The Scope, Cindy Gellner, MD, a pediatrician at University of Utah Health, provides some fun tips to get your kids to wash their hands. 

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