Ashley Hamlin, Director of Infection and Prevention at Minden Medical Center explains the importance of hand washing and different techniques. If water and soap are available, it’s better to wash your hands than use hand sanitizer. Door knobs, sink faucets and your phone all carry germs. Always cover your cough and be careful shaking hands with others so you won’t spread germs. Minden Medical Center visits the Council on Aging monthly to discuss important health topics. Stop by the Center at 1482 Sheppard St to pick up a calendar of events, Monday thru Friday from 8-4pm.