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Spectrum Health spreads awareness about Sepsis

September is Sepsis Awareness Month, which the Sepsis Alliance launched in 2011.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — September is Sepsis Awareness Month and Spectrum Health is working hard to keep people from contracting sepsis, as well a looking to raise awareness in boosting both patients' and clinicians' awareness of the disease.

Sepsis affects 1.7 million adults annually in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control.  The best way to prevent sepsis includes keeping children immunized, seeing the pediatrician regularly or visiting the Health Department. 

For more information: 

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital 
Emergency Department
Open 24/7
Phone: 616-391-3000
Website: helendevoschildrens.org

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