Health & Wellness

Dr. Chinwe Aligwekwe, MD

September is Sepsis Awareness Month: Every time I walk into the emergency room to admit a patient diagnosed with sepsis, I meet patients who are very scared but do not entirely understand their diagnosis. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection and can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and potentially death.

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“Let’s take a walk!” For most dogs, pulling out a leash is a sure way to set their tails wagging. For many seniors, having a dog is great motivation to get moving. And the biggest health boost comes to dog-walking owners who have the strongest bonds with their pets, according to The Journal of Gerontologist.

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Shelly Mauldin, Dermal Knowledge

Do non-surgical fat reduction methods really work? There is no doubt that liposuction is the fastest way to decrease stubborn fat. However, if you don’t have time or money to go under the knife, what can you do?

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As we all know by now, there are only so many hours in the day. But that doesn’t seem to stop most of us from trying to squeeze in a crazy number of to-dos anyway.

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Paige Havens

It’s one thing to have medical personnel on site at an athletic event, but it’s another when they are all synched up with an action plan in place to react should a medical emergency happen. That’s why you need to make sure that medical teams at your athletic associations are conducting official Medical Time Outs (MTOs).

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