Going to a hospital when you are sick is bad enough. The last thing you want to worry about is what kinds of germs your doctor or nurse could be carrying around.
There are a variety of standards and practices in place to keep hospital staff, and thus patients, as germ-free as possible. But with so many unmonitored variables -- clothing, equipment, a patient's degree of illness -- microbes have the potential to reverse a good doctor's hard work.
As iconic as scrubs are for hospital staff, the...Full Story