Why is Sepsis so Dangerous?

Over 40% of US adults have never heard of sepsis, yet it is the leading cause of death in US hospitals. What is sepsis? How do you get it? And why is sepsis so dangerous? The what, how and why of sepsis. What is sepsis? Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming […]

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How to Sleep Better in the Hospital

I think I’m not alone when I say that I’m not fun to be around when I am sleep deprived. Not only am I grumpy, I don’t feel good. As we all know, sleep is important for our bodies and our minds. And it turns out that sleep is very important for physical healing. But […]

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Tips for Handling Medical Bills

As if dealing with an illness or injury isn’t stressful enough, handling the bills and insurance paperwork can add an additional layer of stress to your life. Maybe the doctor’s office or hospital sent you a bill with a mistake. Or maybe your insurance company unexpectedly denied your claim. No matter your situation, it’s important […]

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Benefits of Palliative Care

If you or a loved one are dealing with a serious illness, palliative care might just be the thing you need! Many people have not heard of palliative care or are unsure about the benefits of palliative care. But, it’s worth your time to learn more because the benefits can be tremendous. What is palliative […]

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Pros and Cons of Hospice Care

No one likes to discuss end-of-life care and death. But it’s worth having the difficult conversations because patients should be as comfortable as possible, receiving the level of treatment they desire.  What are the pros and cons of hospice care? Take the time to learn more so you can make an informed decision about your […]

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Electronic Health Records Add to Doctors’ Stress

It has become a common sight – doctors with their laptops or tablets, conversing with patients while navigating through EHRs (Electronic Health Records), searching and typing. Does the widespread use of Electronic Health Records add to doctors’ stress? EHRs have certainly impacted the type of interactions we have with our doctors. Do EHRs make it […]

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