By Valerie Tejeda | 02/21/2013 - 16:34
In the United States, a woman suffers a heart attack every 90 seconds. February is American Heart Month – a time to think about what you can do to take care of your heart. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and men in the United States, and the number one killer of Latinas in the U.S.
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/27/2009 - 17:30
When 20-year-old Brazilian model Mariana Bridi da Costa died last Saturday from septicemia, we were scared. Can anyone get this disease? What are the symptoms? Better yet, what is it?
Septicemia is another name for blood poisoning and occurs when bacteria spreads into the bloodstream due to an infection. In da Costa’s case, her urinary tract infection progressed into the disease and prevented sufficient blood flow to her organs. Doctors had to amputate both arms and legs because her limbs weren’t receiving enough oxygen.