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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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Stroke from cracking neck? Our expert weighs in.

If you thought there was nothing worse than having a crick in your neck – think again. A 28-year-old man recently made national news when he suffered a stroke after cracking his stiff neck. The stroke left him temporarily wearing an eyepatch due to nerve damage, KOCO news reported. Josh Hader, a former police officer…
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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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Pharmacy Corner: spring clean your medicine cabinet!

We take spring cleaning pretty seriously here at HCA Healthcare. There is one place in your home that may not be on your list to de-clutter and dust, but it should be – the medicine cabinet. Spring is a great time to re-evaluate the safety of your family’s medicine cabinet and clean out your household…
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Getting results – HCA Healthcare honors lab professionals

April 21 – 27, 2019 is marked as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of lab workers who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. Unsung heroes of patient diagnoses When you think about the many faces of healthcare, your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or other frontline care providers likely come to…
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Game of Thrones’ star suffered two brain aneurysms; Here’s what it means.

The long anticipated eighth and final season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) will finally premiere today.  As predictions and fan theories fly on how the popular show will end, one thing is for certain: actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is a survivor on and off screen. Clarke’s character, also…
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