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Beep-Beep: Wash Your Hands


A hospital in West Palm Beach is trying out an electronic product that uses colored lights and -- as a last resort -- beeps to warn busy hospital nurses to wash their hands as they enter a patient’s room, the South Florida Sun-Sentinelreports. Hand-washing seems like a no-brainer, but studies have found many health professionals forget, leading to the spread of MRSA and other infections. 

Lottie Watts covers health and health policy for Health News Florida, now a part of WUSF Public Media. She also produces Florida Matters, WUSF's weekly public affairs show.