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In the Hospital and in Good Hands? How to Protect Yourself or a Loved One from Hospital-related Infections

In the Hospital and in Good Hands? How to Protect Yourself or a Loved One from Hospital-related Infections

A hospital can be a place for healing, but did you know that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients will come down with a hospital-related infection?  Many of these infections, which can be life threatening or lead to setbacks in recovery, are easily avoidable.  How? Believe it or not, one of the most common causes for the spread of infection in a hospital is when those who come into contact with a patient DO NOT WASH THEIR HANDS.