Health Hint: Germs!

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint addresses germs and where they may be hiding.

Germs are lurking all around us, and they may be hiding in places that you had not even considered. For example, have you ever thought about where you keep your toothbrush? When you flush the toilet, water that has been contaminated can spray upward, making some pathogens airborne. If your toothbrush is right next to your toilet, your toothbrush can be in the trajectory of where some of that water will spray. Read more about other germ hot spots.”

Isabel Valdez, physician assistant and instructor of general internal medicine