1. Hundreds of U.S. hospitals doing nothing to prevent infections

    Filthy hospital horror show kills 100,000 a year

    If cleanliness is next to Godliness, my mother is playing table tennis with the Virgin Mary right now. When I was a kid, you didn't dare approach her dinner table if you had dirt behind your ears or grime under your fingernails.

    Mom's kitchen was so clean you could have performed surgery in it -- and the mainstream may want to start giving that a try. Because yet another study has proven that the average hospital is a filth-infested junkyard even Fat Albert and the boys would have been embarrassed to hang out in.

    The new examination of nearly 1,000 hospitals -- that's about one out of every six hospitals in America -- found that hundreds of them have no policies whatsoever to protect you from common infections and pneumonia. That catheter line you're getting might as well be a sewage line, because a third of the hospitals studied have no procedures to prevent painful urinary tract infections.

    Heck, even hospitals that had infection control procedures were only following them about half the time, because hospitals rake in BILLIONS treating the same infections they give you! It's no wonder hospital-related infections kill 100,000 people a year -- that's equivalent to every man, woman and child in Flint, Michigan.

    Listen, you may enter a hospital with a wristband, but make sure you don't leave with a toe tag. Don't ever step foot in one of these one-star horror hotels without asking EXACTLY what they're doing to keep you safe.

    And when they give you that stupid, confused grin the mainstream has practically patented, do yourself a favor -- make a beeline for the door, and never look back.

  2. Why you can't sleep in the hospital

    Hospital lighting makes it impossible to sleep

    It's one of the most critical parts of your recovery from any illness -- and it's the one thing you don't get in a hospital.


    Now, the latest research points the finger at the lighting. It's dim during the day -- less than 10 percent of what your body needs to kick off a proper wake cycle -- and dim, but not out, during the night, so you never get into a proper sleep cycle, either.

    Your body can't tell day from night, so you can't slip into a real restful sleep -- and along with poor sleep, the constant low light levels lead to depression and fatigue, according to the study of 40 hospital patients.

    The point of course is to give patients more light at day and less at night -- but while I'd call that a good start, it's still not going to make much of a difference, because lighting is just a small part of the problem.

    Hospitals are louder than airports -- announcements, beeps, alarms, whistles and of course all that shouting, screaming and carrying on.

    Then there are the uncomfortable plastic-coated beds, and all the machines they connect you to. Five minutes after being admitted, you've got more hoses, wires and tubes attached to you than a car engine.

    And let's not forget the constant poking and prodding, day and night. Sit up and swallow this. Stick out your arm and give some more blood. Oh, and don't even think about trying to use the bathroom on your own.

    Push the button and wait... and try not to wet the bed.

    No wonder the hospital is the LAST place you want to be when you're sick!

    Yes, sometimes all the equipment -- and all that noise -- can help save your life. But you'd be surprised at how often it's not necessary at all. If you're unlucky enough to land in a hospital, have a few words with your doc to see if you can get a little peace, quiet and sleep.

    And if you have some extra scratch, upgrade to a private room -- it's worth every penny.

  3. Your hospital room is filthy

    If you're ever unlucky enough to find yourself admitted to a hospital, do yourself a favor: don't touch anything.
  4. Squeezing cash out of dementia patients

    Dementia patients are being used as pawns in a highly profitable game of musical beds -- helping nursing homes to triple their revenues in a scam that you're just not going to believe.
  5. Give it a rest, doc!

    One of the biggest reasons for all the hospital screw-ups you've been hearing about is that too many doctors are dead tired most of the time -- and they're not wiped out from cashing insurance checks or test-driving new Mercedes models.
  6. 17 infants get lethal heparin overdose

    Infants at a Corpus Christi, TX, hospital were mistakenly overdosed with the blood thinner heparin - one of whom has died.
  7. China starts to act on shoddy drugs

    China's shoddy manufacturing practices and seeming lack of health standards is probably far worse than anyone realizes - especially in China.
  8. Don't be a silent victim of a drug's side effects

    Consumer Reports Magazine reveals that one in six Americans who have ever taken a prescription drug experienced a side effect that was serious enough to go to the hospital.
  9. Are you safe from MRSA?

    According to a study, almost 95,000 Americans contracted an MRSA infection, and it killed 18,650 of them.
  10. Drugs lost in black hole

    Hundreds of thousands of people have kicked the bucket due to some adverse drug reaction or another, and countless more suffer from their side effects every single day.

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