Infection: Sepsis

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Seven children have died after being exposed to adenovirus at a New Jersey rehabilitation center for medically fragile children. The source of the virus is still being investigated as health officials and the facility scramble to prevent even more deaths. The facility has also been ordered not to admit new…

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It is flu season again. Though it isn’t shaping up to be a particularly dangerous season, the flu is dangerous no matter how mild the outbreak may seem. Every year, hundreds of people die from the flu, and thousands more suffer long-term health issues. Too many people skip their flu…

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With every passing year, we learn more about sepsis, the terrible disease that kills thousands of people every year. And the more we learn, the more we learn we don’t know. Sepsis remains underdiagnosed, and often the delay in diagnosis leads to death or serious disability. For a long time…

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We’ve all heard the idea that if you don’t want to do something, just do it so badly that someone does it for you. It seems that mindset has now extended into the world of medicine. Despite all the training they receive on diagnostics, doctors remain notoriously unreliable when it…

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