Web Watch has told you about all the different ways physicians and other medical professionals spread germs and disease everywhere they go.
From dirty stethoscopes to dirty scrubs (or scrubs worn on airplanes, and then to who knows where!), nurses and doctors are constantly walking around in swirling packs of germs, like “Pigpen” from the Peanuts comic strip.
And it only gets worse from there.
Germ-X Wipes Continue reading USING HOSPITAL ELEVATORS CAN KILL YOU
Some people enjoy going to visit their dentist. Many people don’t care for their annual visit and try to put it off as much as possible.
Maybe the people who don’t enjoy going to the dentist know something that the rest of us don’t: that the Dentist is trying to kill you!
Continue reading CHANCES ARE YOUR DENTIST DOES THIS… AND IT MIGHT KILL YOU
Web Watch cringes every time we see a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WEAR SCRUBS outside of the office.
We’ve told you about DIRTY STETHOSCOPES.
Guess what else is on our shock list?
Wash Brush Floss Flush
Continue reading DOCTORS DON’T WASH THEIR HANDS
Web Watch has already told you about one way that DOCTORS AND NURSES SPREAD INFECTIONS, just by wearing their scrubs outside of the office.
(Remember, if you see a medical professional in front of you at the Starbucks and they’re wearing scrubs, they could have just come out of an infected surgical area and haven’t bothered to change. Ewww.)
But there’s ANOTHER WAY THAT DOCTORS AND OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SPREAD DISEASE, and you may not be aware of it…
3M Littmann Cardiology III Stethoscope
Continue reading HOW DOCTORS AND NURSES UNKNOWINGLY SPREAD INFECTIONS
There are two places that people dread visiting: the DMV and the doctor’s office.
For whatever reason, both places tend to make your visit an excruciating painful routine of waiting, waiting, and more waiting.
While Web Watch can’t help you with the DMV, we can help you with your doctor visits. Common sense says to book your doctor’s visit first thing in the morning, before they get backed up with patients that talk too much or have more complicated issues than you do.
But is that really the best time?
Continue reading THE BEST TIMES OF DAY TO VISIT THE DOCTOR
They say that doctors make a ton of money.
And some really do.
But after you take into consideration the many long hours that they put into education and refining their skills and knowledge, some would say that its relatively fair compensation for what they have to go through to be able to fix us when things go horribly wrong physically.
Really, would you want a doctor that wasn’t highly compensated taking care of your body?
Continue reading HOW MUCH MONEY DO DOCTORS MAKE AN HOUR?
How many of Web Watch readers have seen the shock-umentary film FACES OF DEATH?
Would you believe that the film is over 30 years old now?
And for those of you who have seen it, what is the most memorable scene in the film? (We’ll give you a moment to think about it… we’ll get back to this question in a moment.) Continue reading TODAY’S FACT: THE MOVIE FACES OF DEATH WAS FAKED
Another day, another study that proves Web Watch was right ages ago.
Remember back when we told you that DOCTORS AND NURSE WERE SPREADING GERMS EVERYWHERE THEY GO?
Apparently, MSNBC didn’t use us as a reference when they published their story yesterday entitled HOSPITAL GARB HARBORS NASTY BACTERIA. Frequent Web Watch readers, however, would already have known this and would have said “pfffft” to MSNBC’s late coverage of this important health-related topic. Continue reading STUDY PROVES WEB WATCH WAS RIGHT OVER ABOUT ICKY DOCTOR CLOTHING
Doctor walking around in scrubs
You’ve seen them around town: walking through the park on their way to and from lunch, driving through the bank teller line, shopping at the grocery store, eating at restaurants after a shift, riding your elevator — doctors, dental hygenists, nurses, and other medical professionals all wearing their scrubs out in public.
Think about it.
Why do medical professionals wear scrubs? They’re easy to clean, and they don’t want to get their “real” clothes dirty.
So why do you see so many of these same medical staff wandering around in public in their scrub outfits? They certainly aren’t going to wear these non-sterilized clothes anywhere that would possible infect you in their day-to-day care of your illness or dental exams.
Or are they?
Continue reading DOCTORS, NURSES, AND OTHER MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS SPREAD GERMS EVERYWHERE THEY GO