Best Practices to Improve Health in the Hospital


You’ve been admitted to the hospital, and, needless to say, don’t feel your best. Unfortunately, while a variety of targeted treatments promise to resolve your most pressing health concerns, other issues could keep you feeling ill as long as you’re stuck in a clinical environment. Fortunately, there are several small changes you can make in your routine to improve your health while in the hospital Hospital-acquired infections (HAI) are worrisome, of course, but they’re far from the only problems that limit your health at this vulnerable time. Holistic problems such as diet, lack of exercise, and sleep disturbances can also…

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Nosocomial Infections and Coronavirus: What We Know Now — Part I


Even in the best of times, American hospitals posed huge risks for patients and their loved ones. Data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that a whopping one in 31 patients suffered an illness acquired in the hospital on any given day — before coronavirus took over. That rate has likely increased in recent weeks. Unfortunately, in their desperation to obtain treatment, many patients fail to understand the hazards currently present within health care facilities. Below, we clarify the risk of nosocomial infection as it relates to COVID-19: What Are Nosocomial Infections? Often referred to as hospital-acquired or…

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Avoiding Germs and Infections at the Hospital


The hospital may be our go-to destination for treating severe illnesses or injuries, but it can sometimes be the source of severe conditions. Alarming data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that, in 2015, three percent of patients developed healthcare-associated infections. In that year, a tragic 72,000 patients with hospital-acquired infections died during their hospitalizations. Thankfully, while these infections are alarmingly common, they can often be avoided by adhering strictly to the following precautions: Select Hospitals and Doctors Carefully Rates of hospital-acquired infection vary dramatically from one facility to the next. The potential for infection can also…

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