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Is vaginal steaming safe? Our OB-GYN weighs in.

Celebrity health and wellness trends have become fodder for the general public’s search for the latest Hollywood beauty secrets. However, a self-care practice recently shared on Instagram by supermodel and social media maven Chrissy Teigen has raised some eyebrows in the medical community. Teigen shared a photo of herself experimenting with a vaginal steaming treatment.…
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Fireworks safety tips from burn center expert

Fireworks are a key part of celebrating America’s birthday, and HCA Healthcare wants to make sure the reveling stays safe. We’ve tapped Fred Mullins, MD, of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, for tips on how to mark this special occasion injury-free. “Injuries from fireworks are preventable,” said Dr. Mullins, medical director of…
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What parents need to know about dry, secondary drowning

It’s a summer hazard that comes up every year on the local news – and rightfully so – and this past April made national headlines when a family warned other parents about “dry drowning” after their four-year-old daughter was hospitalized. Dry drowning or secondary drowning, non-medical terms that are often used interchangeably, are rare incidents…
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HCA Chief Medical Officer to serve on Congressional Advisory Commission

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, MSHA, HCA Healthcare’s President of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). MedPAC is a nonpartisan agency that provides independent analysis and policy advice to the United States Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. Congress…
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Vector-borne illnesses on the rise. Why and how to protect yourself.

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that “vector-borne” illnesses have more than tripled over the last 13 years and has become a “growing health problem” in the United States. Kenneth Sands, M.D., HCA Healthcare’s chief epidemiologist and patient safety officer, explains that vector-borne illnesses are transmitted to humans…
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Why head injuries affect girls differently than boys

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of childhood, especially if your young one is a fan of playground activities, like capture the flag or jump rope, or is involved in organized sports. Team sports help kids and adolescents form friendships, boost self-esteem and get physically active, but they also increase the risk of injury…
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