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8 secrets to keeping your family healthy this winter

The days are short, the nights are long, and baby, it's cold outside. Here's how to tame old man winter to ensure your family stays healthy and happy 'til spring.

By GreatSchools Staff

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Oh yes, wash your hands!

In case you sustain any lingering doubts, the science is in: hand washing helps ward off illness. Danish research found that kids taught proper hand washing techniques and required to wash three times a day missed 26 percent fewer school days and had 22 percent fewer illnesses than kids who weren't trained or required to wash. Find out whether anti-bacterial products are better than soaps and other secrets to a bill of clean winter health.