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For older people at risk, statins still make sense

By Keith Roach, M.D. on

A mnemonic aid for recognizing sepsis has been established:

Slurred speech or confusion;

Extreme shivering or muscle pain, fever;

Passing no urine all day;

Severe breathlessness;

It feels like you're going to die;

Skin mottled or discolored.

 

People with these symptoms, especially those with risk factors, should immediately seek medical attention and tell their provider they are concerned about sepsis.

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Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but will incorporate them in the column whenever possible. Readers may email questions to ToYourGoodHealth@med.cornell.edu or send mail to 628 Virginia Dr., Orlando, FL 32803.

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