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What Is Sepsis?

Over 30 million people worldwide, including approximately 3 million newborns and 1.2 million children, are diagnosed with sepsis annually. Of those, approximately 6 million will die from sepsis each year. In the United States alone, over 22 billion dollars are spent annually for medical manageme...
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What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare disease where an increase of bacterial toxins trigger over-activation of the body’s cytokines and inflammatory cells resulting in severe symptoms, electrolyte imbalances, and even death. In the United States, the incidence of this disease lies between 0.8 and...
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Five Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the cumulation of five identified factors that increase a person’s risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Research has shown that the more risk factors a person has, the greater the likelihood of that person developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. To diagnos...
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Hepatitis A, B, and C: What Are the Differences?

What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is a condition of liver inflammation frequently caused by a viral infection. While five primary hepatitis viruses exist, Hepatitis A virus (HAV), Hepatitis B virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the most commonly seen in today’s healthcare system. The Simila...
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Recommended Immunization Schedule

How to Learn This When I was studying for the NCLEX, I was dedicated to my flashcards. A term on the front, a definition on the back, and I was good to go. I carried them around everywhere because they were easy to make, convenient to whip out during the five minutes between ordering a latte and...
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What Is Sepsis?

Over 30 million people worldwide, including approximately 3 million new

Five Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is the cumulation of five identified factors that in

What Is Toxic Shock Syndrome?

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is a rare disease where an increase of bacte