• Being Hospitalized Can Be Bad for Your Health

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections each year or 1 in 10 hospitalized patients. Such infections claim around 90,000 lives annually. A hospital acquired infection, also known as a nosocomial infection, is defined as one that appears within two to four days after a patient is admitted to a hospital or other care facility. This type of infection is typically acquired through procedures related to treating the initial illness or...

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