How To Stay Healthy | Mark Gendreau | TEDxCambridge

Title : How To Stay Healthy | Mark Gendreau | TEDxCambridge
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How To Stay Healthy | Mark Gendreau | TEDxCambridge

How you wash your hands matters in an era of increasing globalization and antibiotic resistance. Hand washing remains the single most effective way of limiting the spread of germs and infections. Yet only half of us wash hands regularly and only 5% of us wash hands correctly. Emergency Physician Mark Gendreau offers practical advice on how to minimize your risk of getting sick, spreading germs to others and play your part in minimizing antibiotic resistance.

Mark Gendreau is an Emergency Physician and currently serves as Medical Director and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Lahey Medical Center – Peabody, an affiliate of Lahey Health. He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Gendreau is an expert in health issues and the spread of infectious disease associated with air travel, a topic he came to appreciate while growing up in an Air Force family. He is passionate about spreading the word on minimizing the risk of getting sick while in public and traveling. His work and expertise have appeared in major print and broadcast including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, Parade magazine, US News & World Report, and the Dr. Oz show.

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