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8 things every woman needs to know about her fertility

There are few things more heartbreaking than trying to conceive and can’t. However, fertility is not always in our control. An estimated 7.3 million Americans, or 12 percent of the population in their reproductive years, are infertile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To make the challenge of conceiving more complicated,…
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What parents need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Influenza (flu) season is in full swing across the country, with 19 states reporting a high-level of flu-like-activity. Unfortunately, that’s not the only virus on the rise this time of year. It’s also the peak period for respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV – a condition that affects mostly children and can be quite serious. HCA…
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Hip pain forces tennis star Andy Murray into retirement

Last week, 31-year-old Scottish tennis star Andy Murray announced he will retire from tennis because of a right hip injury. Murray told reporters he had been experiencing chronic hip pain for years before undergoing surgery in 2017, but the pain persisted even after the procedure Below, Dr. Anay Patel, MD, a joint replacement and hip…
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Top 10 HCA Healthcare stories of 2018

HCA Today published 134 blogs in 2018 and saw more than 240,000 readers to the site. From innovative technologies developed at HCA Healthcare, to an affiliate hospital earning a national nursing honor, to clinicians providing health information on the hottest wellness trends, here’s your chance to catch up on the most-read stories of 2018. Enjoy!…
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How to avoid holiday heart this New Year’s Eve

A new study shows the risk of heart attacks increase significantly during the winter holiday season. During a 15-year period, Swedish researchers discovered the chance of a heart attack were 15 percent higher than usual on Christmas, 37 percent higher on Christmas Eve, and 20 percent higher on New Year’s day. This isn’t surprising to…
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3 things to know about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung cancer surgery

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged today from an unaffiliated hospital after undergoing surgery to have two cancerous nodules removed from her left lung last week. According to a court spokesperson, Justice Ginsburg, 85, is now recuperating at home. HCA Today talked with experts from Sarah Cannon, the cancer institute of HCA Healthcare, for more…
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