Saturday Posts . . .

This last week has been a challenge for us. We’ve still not succeeded in getting a rental car (but we have finally a reservation for Tuesday morning) – and because I’ve pushed myself trying to pick up the slack where my wife had trouble from the car accident, we’ve both been pushed into “coping mode” just to try to get through. Getting the car rental will help a great deal, as that will enable us to begin a proper search for a replacement car. We’ve looked at sites like Vroom and Carvana – but honestly we want something we can pay cash for in full, and those sites are entirely tailored to locking you into a monthly payment. The cars on those sites are at least $5K USD more than we want to spend. So, we’ll keep looking.

US hospital error data withheld . . .

I’ve read numerous reports that put death by preventable hospital errors at, or near, the #1 spot on preventable causes of death in the USA.  It has been consistently in the top 3 for over 10 years.  In fact, preventable hospital errors cause more deaths than guns, auto accidents, and illegal drug abuse – combined.

So, it should probably come as no surprise that the professionals in the medical community are circling the wagons, so to speak.  Somehow, it has been decided that average people do not need to know if they are about to go to a hospital that is more likely to kill them than fix them.  With that, I turn it over to a real pro – and an insider – to tell you the rest.

Dr. Mercola