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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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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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