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To remain healthy, stay out of hospitals !
The 'super bug' Clostridium difficile, found in hospitals
I have a heck of a time.....
......getting my dog into the vet's office. He's smart. For awhile he's cool and thinks we are going to the creek, but his first inclination, when I didn't bring my camera and lap-top, gives him pause and the crying settles down a bit. He must be formulating.
Then when I don't make the prescribed turns and the trees and woods start to disappear and turn into buildings, more cars, people and traffic lights, he gets the idea where we are really going on this outing. But he doesn't give up, he still whimpers a bit and remains rather excited and goes from window to window to stick his head out, almost as if he keeps denying the dreaded thoughts he's getting, and keeps himself hopeful. (like being politically correct)
Then when I make the last turn, with no creek in sight, no frolicking geese, no squirrels dashing to the trees for safety, no sound of the little waterfall and no fisherman in sight, he can no longer hide himself from the truth. He's quiet. He lays down. Tail motionless, and he tries not to look at me. I can't look at him, and feel guilty. It seems easier getting him out of the car when I tell him, "don't worry, Bentley, this isn't 'the last day.' But as soon as I open the front door to the office and all the smells and the sounds of other dogs hit him, he's damn near a basket case! And I don't blame him.
I feel the same way when I have to go to the hospital for humans. And not even the hospital. I get the 'willies' going for my check-up. That smell, real hospital or not, affects me just like my 'fur faced' friend. You know the smell. There's no other like it. It's certainly not a good healthy smell. And the sounds. You know the sounds. They aren't good healthy sounds in there, no matter how much you try to 'shit yourself.' But there's no reason it should be any different in there. This is where all the sick people go. It smells sick in there, and with all the moaning, groaning, sneezing, hacking, coughing, crying, etc., it sounds sick in there. This isn't a place that anybody, fur-faced' or not, would want to be, at least in their right mind. And good money or not, I could never be a doctor or a nurse. Imagine coming to this sick place every day for twelve hours or more. It's no wonder doctors and nurses are always sick, and have the highest suicide rate. It doesn't get any better. There's no end to the sick people. And if you have a building where there's always sick people in it, day in day out, it doesn't take a doctor, or rocket scientist, to figure out that this place isn't a healthy place to be....even if you are sick.
~ LBN-COMMENTARY ~ by John C. Goodman: Hospitals are dangerous places to be. At least if you are a patient. My colleagues Biff Jones and Pam Villarreal and I estimate that as many as 187,000 patients die every year for some reason other than the medical condition which caused them to seek care. We also estimate there are 6.1 million injuries caused by the health care system, including hospital acquired infections that afflict one in every 20 hospital patients. We estimate the economic cost of this loss of life and limb at between $393 billion and $958 billion in 2006 dollars. These amounts are equal to between 18% and 45% of all health care spending.
- Dailymotion - Dangerous bacteria in hospitals - ein Tech & Science Video
People go to the hospital to become healthy again. But not all of them can reach this goal. Some patients even fall ill from the bacteria they get exposed to there. Antimicrobial resistant b