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‘Science matters to all of us’: the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine

For many Americans, trust in the COVID-19 vaccine does not come easy and reluctance amongst the Black community to get vaccinated is even more prevalent. This compelled 60 Black members of the National Academy of Medicine to pen a February New York Times op-ed to make the case that all Black Americans should get vaccinated…
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HCA Healthcare named a 2021 World’s Most Ethical Company

HCA Healthcare has been recognized for the 11th time by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA Healthcare is one of only seven honorees in the Healthcare Providers category. “We are honored to again be recognized as a World’s Most Ethical…
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U.S. cold snap: prevent, treat frostbite as dangerous winter weather grips the country

From Texas to Tennessee to New Hampshire, winter storms are moving across the United States this week bringing power outages, icy roads and historically low temperatures. As of Monday, February 15, 2021 more than 170 million Americans were under weather advisories with threats of snow, sleet and freezing rain. On Monday, our Medical City Healthcare…
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“Mighty Mack” reunites with her surgeon, brings awareness to congenital heart defects

Heart defects are the nation’s leading birth defect, affecting nearly 40,000 babies born each year. Thanks to advances in healthcare and the ingenuity of talented physicians, children born with congenital heart defects (CHDs) can go on to live full and healthy lives. Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Week is observed annually from February 7-14, and this week…
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Focused ultrasound treatment relieves debilitating essential tremor for Virginia patient

10 million Americans are estimated to have essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes involuntary shaking – generally of both hands, but also of the voice and head. The trembling can worsen with action or movement. After struggling with essential tremor for years, HCA Healthcare patient Lydia Willett is now able to eat, drink, write…
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How heart attack symptoms show up differently in men and women

Whether you need emergency care for chest pain or long-term heart disease management, cardiovascular teams across HCA Healthcare offer comprehensive heart care.  With experts in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and cardiovascular and vascular surgery – we’re uniting this American Heart Month to advocate cardiovascular health and raise awareness about heart disease.  According to the…
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