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Showering daily: is it necessary?

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Do you shower or bathe daily? If you do, youíre not alone. Approximately two-thirds of Americans shower daily. In Australia itís over 80%. But in China, about half of people report bathing only twice a week. In the US, the daily shower tends to start around puberty and becomes lifelong. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why? …

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