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Washing your hands -- you know you're supposed to do it, but do you know why? Hand washing helps prevent diseases such as colds, flu, and other infections including food poisoning. You should wash your hands after doing things like using the bathroom, after sneezing or coughing into your hand, handling raw foods, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how hand washing benefits you and those around you.

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This cold and flu season, get tips to help your children avoid catching a cold or getting the flu.

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