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Coming Out of “Deafening Silence” to Fight Sepsis Together

Steven Q. Simpson, MD

Guest Author: Steven Q. Simpson, MD University of Kansas and Sepsis Alliance What severe sepsis needs is the equivalent of an American Heart Association. An organization that exists to teach the general public, as well as physicians, how to save lives. Thanks, in large part, to the heart association, Americans are well versed in the Read More >

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Executive Order Issued On One of the Most Urgent Health Concerns Facing Us Today

Plates of plates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in CDC’s healthcare-associated infections laboratory.

National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria The announcement Thursday morning of the President’s Executive Order and the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria marks the administration’s response to one of the most urgent health threats facing us today – antibiotic resistance. Read more of the original post     Read More >

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A Family’s Perspective – “The Brutality of Sepsis will Haunt Us for the Rest of Our Lives”

Franchot Karl

Guest Author: Franchot Karl Sepsis. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. It’s one of the leading causes of death, particularly in hospitals, but most people have never heard of it. My sister and I had barely heard of it, until we lost our beloved mother because of it two years ago. The brutality of sepsis will Read More >

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The Need for Sepsis Awareness: A Survivor’s Perspective

Dana Mirman

Guest Author: Dana Mirman In December 2011, a lack of awareness of sepsis – a disease responsible for more American deaths each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and AIDS combined – nearly cost me my life. It all began with a little bump on my shoulder one afternoon. When it all began, I did Read More >

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A Doctor’s Perspective – Uncovering Why Some Doctors Don’t Understand Sepsis

Steven Q. Simpson, MD

Guest Author: Steven Q. Simpson, MD University of Kansas and Sepsis Alliance I am one of the newest members of the board of directors of Sepsis Alliance.  If you haven’t heard of Sepsis Alliance, it is a non-profit organization whose aim is to heighten awareness of severe sepsis as an emergency among the general public Read More >

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