Hazardous to Your Health
You trust that you'll get better in a hospital, right? Yet as many as 247,662 people died potentially preventable deaths in American hospitals between 2003 and 2005, according to HealthGrades, a leader in healthcare quality assessment. The best way to protect yourself: Assume an active role in your care—ask questions, get to know your caregivers, and learn about your conditions and treatments.
Give Us a Brake!
A study conducted by the National Safe Kids Campaign found that of 25,660 drivers observed in 39 states and Washington, D.C., only 55 percent came to a full stop at a stop sign—and 24 percent failed to stop while pedestrians were crossing the street.
You Don't Say
Psychology professor Robert S. Feldman of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has found that most people lie routinely in daily conversation: In his study, 60 percent of test subjects lied at least once during a 10-minute conversation, with most fibbing an average of two to three times. You can increase the odds of getting the truth by speaking in person—Psychology Today has reported that people lie more on the phone.
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