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Paramedics and other emergency service workers routinely see harrowing tragedies and death. On Reddit, one curious poster asked EMS professionals to explain the most preventable causes of death they’ve ever witnessed. The most popular response as voted by Redditors highlights the best way to stay out of the hospital: take your medication.
“Lots of type 2 diabetics don’t take their Metformin or change their diet/exercise simply out of denial or they are too set in their ways. End up with bad kidney failure or heart problems,” the EMS professional wrote. “Additionally, had a patient who refused to take their medicine for their high blood pressure. No reason, just refused. Ended up with a brain bleed on his brain stem, was