Singing Happy Birthday Can Be Deadly.....

to your germs, that is.  Flu and cold season is upon us.  One of the best ways to stay healthy this season is to wash your hands properly.  The CDC urges kids and adults to wash their hands before eating, and after using the restroom, blowing your nose, coughing, and touching animals or trash.  

 

It’s important to use soap and work up a good rich lather all over your hands for 20 seconds before rinsing.  Singing happy birthday twice is just about the right amount of time and makes for a happier hand washing experience! 

 By Linda Ratner RN