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Don’t be afraid to shake people’s hands – that’s NOT what’s going to make you sick. Johns Hopkins researchers say germs on hands get quickly embedded in your skin oils, so they aren’t transferred to other people when you shake hands. What does transfer germs? Putting your hands to your face – and touching your eyes, nose or mouth! In fact, you can cut your risk of infections nearly in HALF by keeping your hands away from your face. Because even if you touch something contaminated – if you don’t touch your face, the germs won’t get into your system.