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Common dangers patients face in hospitals

Medical mistakes are thought to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer -- but exact figures are hard to come by because death certificates are designed to list the disease or condition that the deceased was being treated for instead of the complication that led to death.

Common ways that medication errors happen

Medication errors are frightening, because most patients don't know what they're supposed to be taking or what to expect. If the doctor or nurse gives you two white pills and tells you to take them, are you going to honestly have any idea if the pills should actually be blue or if you should never take more than one? Most people just take the drugs as directed and hope the medical staff is right.

The future of sanitizing robots

Those who are fans of movies like “Minority Report” and “I, Robot” may understand that robots are the future. However, they may not realize just how close to “the future” we are today. More than just machines that assemble parts (in factories), some robots could be valuable in preventing the spread of disease in hospitals.