MILLIONS OF HER T-V FANS WATCH HER SOLVE FORENSIC MYSTERIES ON DR. G: MEDICAL EXAMINER.
MORE THAN SEVEN-THOUSAND AUTOPSIES HAVE TAUGHT HER THAT MANY DEATHS DON'T NEED TO HAPPEN AND THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO AVOID GOING TO THE MORGUE EARLY.
SHE'S AMERICA'S BEST KNOWN MEDICAL EXAMINER--EACH WEEK BRINGING YOU STORIES FROM THE MORGUE ON HER HIT SHOW DOCTOR G: MEDICAL EXAMINER.
SHE SAYS PEOPLE ARGUE THAT WHEN DEATH COMES IT'S YOUR TIME TO DIE. BUT...
"Our choices really help determine our luck."
FIRST UP: WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU CAN DO TO CAUSE YOUR EARLY DEATH?
LIGHTING UP KILLS JUST UNDER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR. WHERE'S THE MOST COMMON PLACE TO GET SICK? IS IT GROCERY STORES, HOSPITALS, OFFICES OR PUBLIC RESTROOMS?
"Unbelievably the most common place to get sick is in the hospital."
ONE-POINT-7 MILLION PEOPLE CONTRACT INFECTIONS IN HOSPITALS EACH YEAR.
YOU CAN PICK UP DEADLY INFECTIONS ON SURFACES LIKE HANDRAILINGS, EVEN YOUR DOCTOR'S CLOTHES!
"Doctors go from patient to patient, they wear the white coat, they wear their tie. That can pick up germs."
YOUR BEST DEFENSE?
IT'S AS SIMPLE AS HANDWASHING, AND NOT JUST YOURS, DOCTORS AND NURSES AS WELL.
"You can be obnoxious and ask them. You gotta try to make it out alive from the hospital."
NUMBER THREE: WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR VACATIONERS?
IS IT DROWNING, ACCIDENTAL FALLS OR HEART ATTACK? THE ANSWER? HEART ATTACK.
THAT'S BECAUSE YOU MAY DO THINGS OUT OF THE ORDINARY AND ARE MORE LIKELY TO IGNORE YOUR SYMPTOMS.
"30% of people who die from heart disease don't know they have heart disease. Death is sometimes the very first symptom."
SO STAY AWARE AND STAY VERTICAL.
DOCTOR G SAYS THERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO CERTIFY A DEATH AT THE MORGUE: ACCIDENT, SUICIDE, HOMICIDE, NATURAL AND UNDETERMINED, BUT SHE BELIEVES WE NEED ONE MORE: STUPIDITY.
WITH JUST A LITTLE EXTRA THOUGHT, DOCTOR G. SAYS MORE PEOPLE WOULD STAY OUT OF THE MORGUE AND LIVE LONGER LIVES.
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