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Stop the Bleed: What HCA Healthcare wants you to know in a bleeding emergency

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. And, in just one hour, you can learn the basic skills needed to treat a life-threatening bleeding injury. 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could’ve survived with quick bleeding control. Developed in the wake of rising mass casualty…
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Beyond the baby blues: navigating postpartum depression myths

When a newborn is brought into the world, mothers often experience a floodgate of emotions: excitement, jitters, joy. But, the beautiful milestone of a birth may trigger other feelings for new moms: isolation, numbness, hopelessness. There is a deepening silence around these feelings and a generalized stigma surrounding a prevalent maternal mental illness called postpartum…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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HCA Healthcare technology saved nurse’s life by spotting deadly sepsis signs

Sabrina Burkdoll, an HCA Healthcare registered nurse, has heard the word “sepsis” her entire nursing career. She’s well-versed in the signs and symptoms of the deadly infection. She’s seen people enter the emergency room, clinging for life. She’s witnessed the devastation and mayhem surrounding a sepsis diagnosis for both patients and caregivers. Some patients lose…
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HCA Heroes: labor & delivery nurse helps others create families – in more ways than one.

Lisa Jones, a gestational surrogate-turned-labor and delivery nurse at HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, has dedicated her life to helping others build their families. Good Morning America dubbed her as the “incredible nurse” who “births babies for those who can’t and delivers them for those who can.” “For a good bit of time, I was…
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