One third of death in the US is attributable to medical error! Now this is a serious issue to fix. This is one of the reasons why our family does not like to go to the hospital. We cannot blame the doctors and the nurses because most of them are quite overworked. So what can we do?

First, don’t get sick. Exercise, eat well, relieve yourself well, and sleep well. This should probably keep you healthy. Get checkups. Don’t get stressed. Trust the Lord will take good care of everything.

Second, if you are sick, see if you really need to go to the hospital. Remember that hospitals are also full of illness and bacteria, you may actually get more sick going there. So if it is something not urgent, then see if you can get by without going to the hospital.

Third, if you really need to go to the hospital, make sure you ask questions. Doctors and nurses are good but they are not perfect. Ask them why some procedures are necessary, what would such procedure or medication would accomplish. Also, see this website that gives recommendations to prevent medical errors.

Finally, let’s just be more careful and wise. Don’t do things that you will regret. Always take good care of your body because your body is the temple of Christ. And remember to wash your hands with soap 😀