Infectious DiseasesPrevention

Bad News: Your Docs May Not Be Washing Their Hands Correctly

Disturbing new research highlights how the cleansing habits of health care workers could increase your risk of infection.

Female doctor washing her hands in the hospital.
    Lara DeSanto

    Lara DeSanto


    Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at