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Sepsis Detection – Early Diagnosis is Key

Sepsis is the presence of harmful bacteria and their toxins in tissues, typically originating from infection of a wound. Half of all hospital deaths are caused by sepsis; Dr. Martin Doerfler, senior vice president of clinical strategy and development at the North Shore-LIJ Health System, says the blood infection is a problem because it doesn’t […]

FDA Approval of New Concussion Testing Devices

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million emergency room visits annually in the U.S. ┬áThe majority of these injuries are considered non-life threatening, including concussions; although awareness regarding the possibility of complications resulting from a concussion has risen in recent years. Studies have determined that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), […]

Evolving Role of Urgent Care Centers

The role of urgent care centers is growing, but that fact represents the only real consensus we have on the subject. There is a large discrepancy between sources as to the number of urgent care centers in the United States. The Urgent Care Association of America reports approximately 6,400 centers, while the American Academy of […]