Remember ... The single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to clean our hands. With our immune systems compromised, we need to practice good hand-washing habits, as well as remind our families to do so, too. Summertime is not the season for a lot of colds and flus, but germs don't really know what season it is!! LOL We need to do what we can to help stay as healthy as possible. Gross! Fully 25% of Men Don't Do THIS ............... The next time your man wants to hold hand, think twice about that. Although 91 percent of American adults say they always wash their hands after using public restrooms, the reality is that just 83 percent actually do so, according to an observational study of 6,336 individuals conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Society for Microbiology and The Soap and Detergent Association. The surveyors staked out men's and women's restrooms at six public attractions in four major cities: Turner Field in Atlanta; the Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago; Grand Central Station and Penn Station in New York City; and the Ferry Terminal Farmers Market in San Francisco. When broken down by gender, 90 percent of women washed their hands, but only 75 percent of men did so. But when 1,013 American adults were surveyed by telephone and asked if they always or usually wash their hands after using a public restroom, 97 percent of women and 96 percent of men said they did. They lied. Among those who were observed, fans at Atlanta's Turner Field had the worst hand hygiene habits with 26 percent not washing up after using the facilities. Broken down by gender, that's 37 percent of men and 16 percent of women. The greatest gender disparity observed between women and men was in New York's Penn Station where 92 percent of the women washed their hands, compared to only 64 percent of the men. The best were in San Francisco's Ferry Terminal Farmers Market where 88 percent washed their hands and only 12 percent did not. More fun facts about hand washing uncovered by the telephone survey: --83 percent wash their hands after using the bathroom at home. --77 percent wash up before handling or eating food. --73 percent wash after changing a diaper. --42 percent wash their hands after petting a dog or cat. --21 percent wash after handling money. --32 percent wash up after coughing or sneezing. The single most important thing we can do to keep from getting sick and spreading illness to others is to clean our hands. "Good health is within reach," said Brian Sansoni, vice president of communication at The Soap and Detergent Association. "Washing with soap and water is still the gold standard when it comes to removing dirt and grime from our hands. But if soap and water are out of reach, hand sanitizers and wipes are great hygiene tools to have on hand."