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NICU Rockers program comforts newborns exposed to opioids

With the current spotlight on our nation’s opioid epidemic, many are focusing on finding solutions to the crisis. While HCA Healthcare is helping combat the opioid epidemic as a whole, we are also committed to creating healthier tomorrows for our tiniest patients impacted by opioids, infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Read on to find…
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Time to press pause? Binge-watching may lead to blood clots, research says

Before you post up on the couch and click on your favorite HBO, Netflix or Amazon Prime series, you’ll want to read this. A vascular specialist weighs in on a recent study that may link binge-watching to blood clots… “Are you still watching?” You’ve probably seen this message when you’re several episodes into an addictive…
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The nation’s opioid epidemic and HCA Healthcare’s commitment to “Crush the Crisis”

A learning health system, HCA Healthcare is harnessing powerful data-driven tools to curb the tide of the opioid crisis. We seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for communities everywhere affected by opioids. Find out more here… We’re proud to announce our first national “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day.…
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Late Disney star Cameron Boyce suffered from epilepsy: what you need to know

Actor Cameron Boyce, who rose to fame on the Disney Channel, died in his sleep on Saturday after suffering from a seizure due to “an ongoing medical condition”. His family recently confirmed the condition that caused the 20-year-old star’s death was epilepsy. Boyce was best known for his role as Cruella de Vil’s teenage son…
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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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