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How to Prevent Sepsis

You can’t always prevent sepsis, which is a rapid, whole-body response to illness, but you can lower your risk of developing it. Here are some tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Why Sepsis Can Be Deadly

We tend to think of a hospital as a place to go to get better. But many patients who develop sepsis do so after being admitted to a hospital.

H1N1 blood test, marked as positive for virus.

Diagnosing and Testing for Swine Flu

Although the majority of people will not receive testing for swine flu, there are certain groups that should be tested: if you are at high risk for developing complications from the flu, if you have a compromised immune system or if you are in the ho...