Dr. Michael Greger - More than an Apple a Day: Preventing and Treating Our Most Common Diseases
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In this lecture, Dr. Greger will also discuss another leading killer: healthcare. Since side-effects from prescription drugs kill an estimated 106,000 Americans a year, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States may actually be doctors. And that’s just from adverse drug reactions. Add in medical mistakes, which the Institute of Medicine estimates kill at least 44,000 Americans every year, and that brings healthcare up to our third leading killer. Throw in some hospital-acquired infections, and we’re talking maybe 187,000 Americans dead every year and millions injured by medical care.
The best way to avoid the adverse effects of medical and surgical tests and treatments is not to avoid doctors, but to avoid getting sick in the first place. In this lecture, Dr. Greger will run through the top dozen reasons people visit their doctors to highlight some of the latest research in hopes of moving doctors lower down the list of common killers.