What if your hospital charged you $21 per aspirin? And what if the same hospital charged a patient hit by a drunk driver more than the value of her house because she had no insurance? Well, that's California.
A nurse shouldn't smell like she just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes. If my nose wrinkles at the foul odor of stale smoke on one of the hospital caregivers, imagine how the patient struggling with nausea must feel as the same nurse leans over them to listen to their chest.
While there are no cure-alls for staying 100 percent bedbug free, there are steps to take to stay educated and aware to feel a little bit better about protecting yourself and your family while serving those in need.
There are a ton of things I'll never forget about the first time I gave birth. What I most remember? That the hospital and workers where I had my first daughter sullied what should have been one of the most amazing days of my life.
Florida's medical secrecy laws are buried deep into Florida's statutes and are supported in part by federal laws. Hospitals are permitted by law to practice under a veil of secrecy that no public corporation or government division enjoys.
I texted the one person I know who would understand the unfamiliar emotions that left me so unsettled. "Being a grown-up sucks. I don't think I like it," I wrote to my brother. "No one does, Beany," he replied. "No one does."
Given the choice between the Hippocratic oath and ideological fidelity, many physicians prefer to violate the privacy of their patients rather than to oppose, with the truth, the State that employs them.