Monday, July 18, 2011
I've always been an avid hand washer.
I'm not quite the Germ-O-Phobic dickweed like
Howie Mandel, but I probably lather the hands 10-15
times a day. I also like to sleep with the window open
as much as possible. Because of this I'm usually cold
and flu free. So this latest bout with congestion that
has lasted for well over a week now is really Kicking My Ass!
I do have a Dr. Appt. in the AM, and I do feel a bit better
so I feel that relief is in sight!!
This is the perfect segue' into some interesting facts.
*A recent study on hand germs has found that individuals
have very few bacterial strains in common with each other!
Even the left hand and the right hand of the same person
only share 17% of the same bacterial type.
*Every Flu strain has it's origin in Asia! Flu viruses are constantly
circulating and mutating among the countries of China, South
Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines. Travelers spread them
around the World.
*The Germiest thing in the average Hospital is the remote control
of your TV in the room!
*The Germiest thing in a Dr's. Office is the sign-in ink pen!
*Licking wounds may actually be beneficial to healing.
Compounds found in human saliva fight infection and
encourage healing. That is why cuts in your mouth heal much
faster than cuts on any other parts of your Body.
*The worst time to get a perscription filled is at the first
of every month. Thats when Social Security checks are mailed
out and pharmacists are the busiest. The first few days of
every month are when the most errors are made.
*Medical mistakes kill almost 98,000 Americans a year!!
Yikes...I'm glad this is the Middle. Hope to see you soon....