Health Beat: Sepsis | WNYT.com

Health Beat: Sepsis

Benita Zahn
Created: October 11, 2021 01:00 AM

When the body fights infection, we expect to get well. But sometimes there's an overactive response and in essence the body turns on itself. The result is sepsis. More than 1 million people develop sepsis in the country every year and 15 to 30% of them will die. That makes recognition of the problem a matter of life and death. Al Cardillo, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, is here to help save lives.


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