Breaking News: Tormented Hospital Patient Speaks Up
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
“I feel like I’m in jail.”
No patient should ever feel this way.
And yet breaking news shows that more and more patients are being tormented in hospitals.
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Many hospital patients have bed alarms that alert staff for emergencies.
But some say the number of false alarms has done more harm than good.
Tens of thousands of alarms shriek, beep and buzz every day in every U.S. hospital. All sound urgent, but few require immediate attention or get it.
Intended to keep patients safe alerting nurses to potential problems, they also create a riot of disturbances for patients trying to heal and get some rest.
With an alarm attached to just about every machine, some patients feel like they are in jail.
One 67-year-old cancer patient in Missouri explained, “I can’t sit up or go to the bathroom without them coming after me.”
Dr. Fred Buckhold of SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital recounted the woman’s protesting, saying:
Did the bed alarm help her at all? It just made her want to kill us.
In other health news, new figures are in on diabetes.
And this is no false alarm.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released numbers showing that 18% of U.S. adolescents (ages 13–17) are prediabetic. While their blood sugar levels aren’t high enough to be type 2 diabetes, they’ve reached levels worth keeping an eye on.
Meanwhile, JAMA’s figures also show that 24% of adults between 18 and 34 are prediabetic as well.
Studies show that the numbers in overall adults is even worse. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 84 million Americans (a third of adults) have prediabetes.
The worse thing is 90% don’t even know they have it.
When it comes to good health, much relies on preventative actions.
The same may apply for food allergies, too.
Researchers at King’s College London and St George’s, University of London found an interesting way to prevent food allergies.
According to their data, early exposure to foods can prevent people from developing food allergies.
This included eggs and peanuts also.
To learn more about this fascinating study, go here.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now