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It’s official! ‘Burnout’ defined and recognized as a medical diagnosis

Are you feeling physically or emotionally exhausted? Unmotivated, increasingly cynical, or detached from coworkers? If so, you may be on the road to burnout. Yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handbook, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), that guides medical providers in diagnosing…
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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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Stress, the “health epidemic of the 21st century”

Just how stressed are Americans? Enough to have an HBO documentary, One Nation Under Stress, that explores the connection between our increasingly stressed-out nation and the fall in U.S. life expectancy. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2017 noted life expectancy was the lowest it had been in a decade…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. Yet, 70 percent of people affected don’t seek treatment. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you…
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HCA Healthcare stabilizes shaken community after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

We care like family at HCA Healthcare. So when our caregivers and communities are in need, HCA’s scale – 179 hospitals in 20 states and 1,800 other sites of care – allow us to be there for one another. That’s exactly what happened after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Alaska on November 30, 2018, causing…
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