Tips to avoid germs at the doctor's office

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Tips to avoid germs at the doctor's office - Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on October 23, 2017. (WPVI)

The same germ-control practices they use inside hospitals should also be done at the doctor's office - that's the message from the Academy of Pediatrics.

The new guidelines say there should be hand sanitizer in waiting rooms and masks for sick kids to wear as they wait.

It also recommends keeping infants and small toddlers in strollers until they're in exam room and avoid those communal toys in the waiting room.

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