Male   Female
  • How life insurance prepares policyholders for the unexpected
  • December 10, 2013
  • benefits of life insuranceBy LifeQuotes.com

    Some recent medical trends offer additional insight into why even younger and healthier people should consider investing in life insurance policies to secure long-term financial stability for their families.

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. Each year, at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Antibiotic resistance infections have extended hospital stays and can enhance costly treatments; creating a real burden on our health care system.

    According to Dr. Tom Frieden, Director at Centers for Disease Control, infections from resistant bacteria are too common. In addition, the loss of effective antibiotics will undermine the ability to fight infections, especially secondary ones that result in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and organ transplantation as well. As a result, using antibiotics to cure viral infections will not work and can lead to future antibiotic resistant infections.

    Another common problem in hospitals and other institutions is Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), a so-called “superbug” that is resistant to many conventional antibiotics. In the community, most infections result in what looks like a spider bite on the skin. The area can be painful and swollen to the touch. Fevers can also accompany the skin infection. Sharing razors, towels, and actually touching the infected area can be contagious. MRSA can cause infections in the blood stream and pneumonia.

    Unlike MRSA, Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae is much more complex, better known as CRE. This gram-negative bacillus was not seen in the US before 2000. Actually, this bacteria is part of our digestive system but if they move into the wrong organ, such as the bloodstream or bladder, they will create an infection resistant to many antibiotics. CRE infections are extremely difficult to treat and can be fatal. Given the unexpected tragedies that can befall people even when they undergo minor procedures at the hospital, it’s always best to be prepared with the right life insurance policy.

  • Category: Articles Library, Life Insurance, Spending

Leave a Reply

Archives

About

Consumer Insurance Guide SM provides a wide selection of originally-authored articles and expert advice targeted to the self-directed insurance shopper. Our mission is to provide consumers with useful, money-saving information on all things having to do with making sound insurance purchase decisions.

Consumer Insurance Guide SM is owned by Life Quotes, Inc. 8205 South Cass Avenue, Darien, IL. For editorial, content feeds, advertising and lead purchase opportunities, contact Robert Bland at bob@lifequotes.com.

Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates www.consumerinsuranceguide.com and www.lifequotes.com, two online consumer insurance information services that cater to the needs of self-directed personal and corporate insurance shoppers.

About Us  |   Contact Us  |   Press Releases  |   The Best Privacy Policy  |   Life Insurance  |   Careers
For Agents & Brokers  |   Site Map  |  


Copyright ©1984-2015 Life Quotes, Inc., 8205 South Cass Avenue, Suite 102, Darien, Illinois. Life Quotes, Inc. and certain of its personnel are licensed as insurance agents, brokers or producers in all states. CA agent #0A13858, LA agent #200696, MA agent #333509159. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services in CA under agent #0827712, in LA under agent #205078. dba Life Quotes Insurance Services, Inc. in UT under agent #90093. All rights reserved. Telephone (630) 515-0170. Founded 1984.
10.1.1.84