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    Bundle up to stay warm, but wash hands to prevent infection

    Published on December 11, 2017 By Marlene Stetson, RN, CIC, director of infection prevention and control, Mount Nittany Medical Center

    Conventional wisdom encourages us to bundle up in the cold weather to prevent colds and other infections. Though you will be more comfortable, bundling up does not prevent the spread of infection. What does work is good hand washing. Although simple, children and adults alike can significantly lower the chance of getting sick by simply washing or sanitizing their hands often.

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