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Page 2                                                                                     The Fayetteville March Primary 2020 Edition

                                                                                                                             Dr.  Mark Stephen Thompson, D.D.S.

                                                                                                                                       (Family Dentistry)

                                                                                                                             114 Campus Avenue * Raeford, NC 28376

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          4146 S. Main Street * Hope Mills, NC 28348

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            If you have been reading the news lately, you may be     the fingers and under the nails. Scrub for at least 20
            aware that cases of COVID-19, commonly called the        seconds.
            coronavirus, have been reported in the United States. At
                                                                  3.  Rinse hands well under clean, running water.
            the time of this publication two have even been reported
            in North Carolina.                                    4.  Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them,

                                                                     but do not leave them wet as germs can be transferred
            If this makes you want to run out and stock up on face
                                                                     more easily to and from wet hands.
            masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, don’t. The
            most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of   It is not necessary to buy antibacterial soap. Studies have
            coronavirus – and other illnesses such as the flu and the   not found it to be any more effective than using plain soap.
            common cold – is also the easiest. Wash your hands.   If soap is not available, you can use hand sanitizer, but

                                                                  make sure it is between 60 and 75 percent alcohol. Any less
            Viruses that cause colds and flu are most commonly
                                                                  than 60 percent alcohol is not enough to kill the germs,
            transmitted on the hands. You may not even realize how
                                                                  and any more than 75 percent alcohol will evaporate
            often you touch your face, but when you rub your eyes
                                                                  before it has had the chance to kill all the germs.           REAL.
            or nose with unwashed hands, you could be introducing
            viruses into your body and making yourself sick.      What else can you do to protect yourself and your loved
                                                                  ones from illness?
            You can also introduce germs into the body by eating with
            unwashed hands or sharing food or drink with another                                                                LOCAL.
                                                                  Get plenty of sleep, exercise and drink plenty of fluids.
            person who has not washed their hands.                Avoid spreading germs by remembering to cover your
                                                                  mouth when coughing or sneezing. If you don’t have a
            Proper handwashing can prevent about 30 percent of
                                                                  tissue nearby, cough or sneeze into your elbow instead.
            diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20 percent of
            respiratory infections, such as COVID-19.             And if you have symptoms of the cold or flu, stay home to      SAVINGS.

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                                                                  of breath AND have been in close contact with a person         See how much you could save
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            sneezing or coughing. Parents, set a good example for your
                                                                  prevent the spread of disease, healthcare workers may ask
            children and encourage them to wash frequently.
                                                                  you to wait in your vehicle until a room is ready for you.
            According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
                                                                  For more information on handwashing, or infectious
            proper handwashing takes just soap, water and about 20
                                                                  diseases, visit the CDC at To learn more
            seconds, about as long as it takes to sing “Happy Birthday”
                                                                  about the coronavirus and what Cape Fear Valley Health is
            twice. Want something a little more “current” than “Happy
                                                                  doing to prepare for its spread, visit or
            Birthday?” The chorus to Beyonce’s “Love on Top,” the
                                                                  the Cape Fear Valley Facebook page.
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            chorus of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” are all 20 seconds                                                                    910-487-0037
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            The CDC’s suggested handwashing method is as follows:

            1.  Wet hands with clean, running water (temperature is
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