One of the roles of an infectious disease physician is educating the public on rising health conditions. Prevention magazine recently published a story on the rise of sepsis and quoted experts, including Stephen Parodi, MD, associate executive director of The Permanente Medical Group.
Dr. Parodi, who specializes in infectious diseases, described the symptoms and warning signs of sepsis, a condition created by the body when it’s fighting off an infection. In the article, “What is Sepsis? This Life-Threatening Condition is on the Rise,” the magazine notes that about 1 million Americans get sepsis each year, and about 250,000 people die from it.
“We know that early treatment makes a big difference,” Dr. Parodi is quoted as saying in the report. “Seeing your physician or emergency department early is important and can save your life.”
To read the complete article, visit the Prevention site.