10 Ways your visit to the hospital can get you killed

by S.D. Wells, Natural News: Modern science and Western medicine can certainly save your life in certain situations, and nobody should take for granted the fact that thousands of American doctors and surgeons save lives every day in hospitals and emergency care facilities. Without hospitals, many life-threatening situations would have much worse odds of survival, especially if you are getting broken bones mended, deep wounds sewn up, having a baby, or emergency surgery for internal bleeding. The scariest part of visiting a hospital, though, is not the problem you checked in to get fixed, but ten other life-threatening “serial killers” that stalk and infect their “prey,” often killing the poorly “defended” patients, who recently checked in, but may never check out again.

We like to think U.S. hospitals are the top in the world regarding technology and safety, but what if you found out that all the advanced technology and doctor expertise in the world is useless when safety gets thrown out the window, and health hazards are coming at you right and left, crippling your immunity and threatening every organ in your body? Most people believe that a hospital is where they should go to be saved from their injuries and sicknesses, but in actuality, the odds of dying in a hospital are far greater than anyone would ever think.

Here are the top 10 ways you can easily die in a hospital, other than from what you checked in to get treated for.

#1. Staph infections and superbugs (MRSA)

Bacterial staphylococcus (staph) infections from a deadly superbug called MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) are on the rise, and they are immune to nearly every antibiotic known to modern medicine. MRSA is resistant to methicillin, oxacillin, amoxicillin and penicillin. Yearly, over 100,000 MRSA infections are diagnosed and 20,000 of those infected will die. Of those 100,000 infected, half of them contracted MRSA in the hospital. How? Many doctors and nurses fail to wash their hands often enough. MRSA can even spread from dirty instruments, bed sheets and even in the food made in the horrific hospital cafeteria. Thanks to the mass overuse of antibiotics by MDs in America, penicillin is no longer the solution for superbug infections. In fact, the war on superbugs could cost $100 trillion by 2050.

#2. Pneumonia vaccine

The CDC says everybody over age 64 should get the pneumonia vaccine, even “high-risk seniors” who have cancer, heart disease or diabetes. But, isn’t this the same CDC that recommends the mercury-loaded flu shot, even when the vaccine knowingly contains the wrong strains of the flu?

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