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Death in Your State: What’s the Most ‘Distinctive’ Killer?

The most ‘distinctive’ causes of death in each state range from sepsis and syphilis to deaths caused by law enforcement officers. Where does your state lie?


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What Causes Sepsis (Blood Infection) in the Elderly?

How Do You Get Sepsis (Blood Infection)? The most common cause of sepsis is a bacterial infection in the bloodstream, also known as bacteremia. Bacteremia will sometimes go away by itself, or it can lead to sepsis if the immune system fails to remove the bacteria. #Sepsis #Health #Infection


What is sepsis? When you get an infection, your body tries to fight it with your immune system. Sepsis occurs when your immune system goes out of control and attacks the organs in your body causing them to shut down.


Many people have never heard of #sepsis, or they don’t know what it is. But sepsis is one of the top 10 causes of disease-related death in the United States. The condition can arise suddenly and progress quickly, and it’s often hard to recognize.


Diagnosis of Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS), Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, and Septic Shock: Sepsis — an often missed diagnosis ; Can a medical student, fresh out of the classroom years, really catch a septic patient? We learn that it’s caused by systemic inflammation from bacterial toxins and in our minds, we imagine the septic patient being hooked up to tubes and monitors on the verge of dying. In many ways, this picture is true. Sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome…


Sepsis or septicaemia is a life-threatening illness that can occur when the whole body reacts to an infection.


September is Sepsis Awareness Month - To survive sepsis—the 11th leading cause of death in this country—you need to catch it early. But many patients don't even know what it is.