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The gift of life: HCA Healthcare leads nation in live donor kidney transplants

HCA Healthcare is honored to celebrate the gift of life. Thanks to our incredible multi-hospital collaboration, altruistic donors, and forward-thinking transplant physicians, HCA Healthcare led the nation in 2018, performing more live donor kidney transplants than any other hospital system in the country. Led by industry leader Dr. Adam Bingaman, the organization’s medical director of…
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Fact vs. Fiction: Viral tweets prompt discussion on heart attacks in women

Anyone would realize they were suffering from a heart attack, right? Not necessarily. One woman posted a now-viral thread on Twitter about her heart attack, the symptoms she missed and her story of survival. The Twitter user, who goes by @gwheezie, wrote on the social media platform: “I want to warn women our heart attacks…
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Change of heart: when pregnancy alters the cardiovascular system

From the moment of conception, women embark on a nine-month journey filled with endless body transformations. While some of these alterations are visible, like a protruding belly and swollen ankles, there are plenty of changes going on inside the body. The heart is not excluded. In some rare instances, healthy pregnant women can develop a…
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Surviving SCAD: HCA Healthcare cardiac nurse thankful for life after heart attack

Like many women, Jennifer Gaydosh talked herself out of the fact that she was having a heart attack. Researchers say women suffering heart attacks delay seeking treatment at least 37 minutes longer than men. Gaydosh, however, isn’t your typical woman – she’s a cardiac nurse at HealthONE’s Rose Medical Center – and she suffered from…
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Fighting cancer together on #WorldCancerDay

From colorectal, breast and lung to skin, pancreatic and blood, cancer emerges in many ways and can affect anyone at any time. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and was responsible for 9.6 million deaths in 2018, according to The World Health Organization (WHO). Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare,…
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Polar vortex brings bitter cold, frostbite. What to watch for.

A polar vortex has gripped parts of the U.S., prompting states of emergency, canceling thousands of flights and, sadly, resulting in the deaths of up to seven people. The life-threatening cold has called for healthcare professionals and local and state officials, to urge the public to ‘stay inside’. With the continuing deep freeze, comes the…
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