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Health Tip: Prevent Germs at the Doctor's Office

(HealthDay News) -- The last place you should fear getting sick is in a doctor's waiting room.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its guidelines for pediatricians to prevent the spread of germs.

The group says all pediatric medical offices should:

  • Equip waiting rooms with alcohol-based hand sanitizers and masks.
  • Put up visual reminders for kids and caregivers to cover mouths with elbows instead of hands when sneezing.
  • Avoid filling waiting rooms with plush toys that are difficult to clean and may be prime breeding grounds for germs.
  • Encourage kids to bring their own toys or books from home.

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