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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Spleen

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

Someone next to you in the elevator is coughing, sneezing and hacking away.  Meanwhile, inside your body, your spleen is busily producing the lymphocytes (white blood cells) that create antibodies to attack the viruses and bacteria to which you are being exposed. This organ is between four and five inches long (about the size of a fist) and located on the...

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What is Sepsis?

What is Sepsis?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Recent stories from the  Sepsis Alliance website are alarming.  People are healthy one day, feel crummy the next, then either die, or spend a long time in ICUs to survive with “life changing challenges.” For example, Elden Bailey (age 47) told his sister one Friday that he “didn’t feel too good.” Two days later, he was admitted to ICU and...

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The Complex Patient, Sepsis, and a Digital App

The Complex Patient, Sepsis, and a Digital App

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

(This post is by guest blogger Rann Patterson and contains her personal views and opinions). (Updated Jan 15, 2014: To correct error in identity of app highlighted). Cancer patients usually have lymph nodes removed during surgery. The lymphatic system can be thought of, by analogy, as a person’s “water system” and works in tandem with the...

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