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Sepsis Detection – Early Diagnosis is Key

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 in Medical Field: Urgent Care, Medical Industry News, Specialty Primary Care.

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 Read more…

FDA Approval of New Concussion Testing Devices

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 in Medical Field: Trauma/Emergency, Medical Field: Urgent Care, Medical Research, Specialty Primary Care.

According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries account for more than 2 million emergency room visits annually in the U.S.  The 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), Read more…