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Originally published July 12 2004

Doctors, surgeons fail to wash their hands, risking health of patients

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that doctors, surgeons and anesthesiologists fail to wash their hands with alarming frequency. According to the study, doctors in emergency rooms only washed their hands 50 percent of the time, and surgeons were even worse, failing to wash 64 percent of the time.

The study points out that this widespread hand washing failure represents a very real risk to patients. From my point of view, it's simply astounding that this simple, zero-cost procedure remains largely ignored by the professionals responsible for the medical health of our nation. Thanks to their failure to simply wash their hands, doctors and surgeons are actually giving patients infections, some of which undoubtedly result in patient deaths.

I've always said that a hospital is one of the most dangerous places you can be. They lack natural sunlight, they're full of toxic chemicals and prescription drugs (many of which are given to patients in error, or with the incorrect dose), and they harbor infectious diseases that are spread by doctors, surgeons and health care workers who universally refuse to wash their hands frequently enough. The studies are now proving these observations to be correct.

Stay away from hospitals, folks. Stay away from western doctors. Avoid all prescription drugs, and never submit to surgery unless you've had some sort of accident or acute injury. Take care of your health so you don't ever have a reason to visit the hospital in the first place: avoid all processed foods, junk foods and soft drinks. Supplement your diet with superfoods, vitamins and minerals like coral calcium. Get a daily dose of natural sunlight. Engage in regular physical exercise. Stop watching television. Don't take antidepressants, statin drugs or other prescription drugs that cause mental imbalances. Avoid fast food restaurants. Don't drink cow's milk or eat red meat. The list goes on, but you get the picture: you can take control of your health right now and keep yourself out of harm's way. But it's your choice. And if you choose to destroy your health, you'll inevitably end up in the (dirty) hands of some doctor or surgeon.


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