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Sepsis Awareness Month Proclamations Secured in 38 States – The Most of Any Year to Date

September 30, 2022

This September, advocates all across the U.S. renewed their efforts to get Sepsis Awareness Month proclamations made in every state – and the results were incredible: 38 state proclamations were …

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Changing the Sepsis Data Landscape: “Lulu’s Law” Introduced in Congress

September 20, 2022

Ana Lucía “Lulu” Haynes was a healthy child from Montclair, New Jersey, who was known to her family and friends for her sweet, spunky, and bright personality. She attended preschool …

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“The National Sepsis Data Trust, Research, Outcomes, and Innovation Act” Introduced in the U.S. Senate

September 13, 2022

Today, a bill with big potential implications for sepsis care in the United States has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The National Sepsis Data Trust, Research, Outcomes, and Innovation …

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Disparities in Sepsis Awareness Highlighted in 2022 Survey

Significant differences in gender, race, ethnicity, and education status still exist in sepsis awareness and knowledge. This World Sepsis Day, Sepsis Alliance would like to share the results of the …

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Kim Steele: 2022 Erin Kay Flatley Spirit Award Winner!

August 31, 2022

Kim Steele, a sepsis survivor and quadruple amputee in Monticello, Georgia, had never heard of sepsis before it changed her life in 2016. Now, she spends her days raising sepsis …

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Chronic Pain; Part 2 of Post-Sepsis Pain Series

August 30, 2022

This is the second of a 2-part series on chronic post-sepsis pain. To read part 1, click here. Chronic pain doesn’t affect a person just physically. Chronic, constant pain can …

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Post-Sepsis Pain Affects Many Survivors; Part 1

Post-sepsis pain affects many sepsis survivors for weeks, months, and even years after they first became sick with sepsis. Chronic pain in general has always been hard to treat and …

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Septic Uterus, Septic Bowel, and More: Sepsis Misnomers

August 11, 2022

“Septic” is a word most people have heard of but usually in relation to items like septic tanks or systems. We know it’s a word that’s associated with something unpleasant, …

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Should You Be Concerned About Monkeypox?

August 5, 2022

The world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years and now we’re hearing about another viral infection, monkeypox. But what is monkeypox? How is it spread? …

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Worrying News: AMR Rates Rising Since Pandemic Began

July 19, 2022

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is in the news again – and it’s not good. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a special report, detailing that AMR rates rose …

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Parechovirus In Young Children Can Cause “Sepsis-Like” Symptoms

July 15, 2022

You may not have heard of parechovirus before, but if you’re a parent or you care for young children, it’s essential that you learn about it. Human parechovirus is a …

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First Sepsis Awareness Month Proclamation of 2022 Has Been Issued

July 14, 2022

Sepsis Alliance is pleased to share that the first Sepsis Awareness Month state proclamation of 2022 has been issued in Texas! Governor Greg Abbott signed the document on July 8, …

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How Does LGBTQ+ Identity Impact Healthcare Experiences?

June 28, 2022

Each June, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community and reflect on LGBTQ+ struggles for liberation and equity. …

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Sepsis Alliance Launches New Virtual Community

Sepsis Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual support community designed for the millions of people affected by sepsis: Sepsis Alliance Connect.   Each year, an estimated …

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Overturning Roe v. Wade: Health Consequences for Pregnant People Likely to Include an Increase in Maternal Sepsis

June 24, 2022

Experts predict that today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the Constitutional right to abortion will increase maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Incidence …

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8 PTSD Facts You May Not Know

June 2, 2022

When was the last time you gasped for air? Was it because you choked on a piece of food or because you laughed so hard that you couldn’t catch your …

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