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Sepsis Plays a Role in Late Deaths, Data Suggest

Sepsis, a dangerous outcome triggered by an infection, can be fast-moving, debilitating, and fatal. But that's not all.

Now researchers are finding that even those who survive tissue damage and organ failure caused by sepsis can have a higher risk of "late death," defined as mortality within 2 years of being treated for the condition.

Researchers at the University of


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Docs Lack Skills to Care for Transgender Youth

ORLANDO -- There are far too few physicians in U.S. that are qualified to care for transgender patients, according to presenters here.

In addition, several factors make it difficult for transgender patients to get needed care, including biases, lack of knowledge and insurance coverage, and a dearth of approved drugs, said experts in a session at the American Association of


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Tweet of the Week: Heimlich Uses Heimlich

Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Sunday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.

This week's winner is , a doctor. She shared this remarkably satisfying, and perhaps ironic, tweet.