A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. If you have not yet heard about Assembly Bill (AB) 3087, a bill that was presented in the California State Assembly this spring, you should keep reading and be very concerned. This bill, introduced by Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D- San ...

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It’s amazing when events that seem to be “miracles” happen, and even more magical to be a part of them, however peripherally. My husband, David Merzel, MD, a physician anesthesiologist and pediatric intensive care specialist, and his patient, 17-year-old Chiann Wheeler, share the remarkable story of Chiann’s brush with death from sepsis, and how David’s quick diagnosis saved her life. The story began one morning when then 15-year-old Chiann felt so sick ...

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