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Dr. Perlin discusses how HCA scale & data improve patient outcomes on FAH podcast

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, recently participated in a podcast for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems in the United States. Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn, the FAH president…
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What we know (and don’t) about acute flaccid myelitis, polio-like illness affecting U.S. children

A rare but serious condition affecting children is causing concern nationwide this fall. Acute flaccid myelitis, abbreviated as AFM, and described as a polio-like illness, has afflicted a confirmed 72 individuals in 24 states so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AFM affects the “Gray Matter” area of the spinal…
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Prescription drug safety for all ages: HCA Healthcare pharmacists educate adolescents

Too Much of a Good Thing While prescription medications are used to help us live longer and healthier lives, any medication has the potential to do harm. When used incorrectly, prescription or over-the-counter medications can cause significant damage. HCA Healthcare recognizes the importance of education as a preventative measure to medication misuse and abuse, particularly…
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What you can do to fight antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since the discovery of penicillin in 1928. However, the overuse of antibiotics can lead to resistance, which happens when bacteria develop the ability to survive antibiotic treatments. Each year in the United States at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, and nearly…
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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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