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9-year-old cancer survivor reunited with the man who saved his life

In January 2017, 9-year-old Sawyer Dyer was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a rare form of leukemia for a child, and one of the most difficult types of cancer to treat. Sawyer’s parents were told that he only had a 20 percent chance of surviving his cancer, but Sawyer’s story doesn’t end there. Today,…
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What is an embolization procedure and why is it performed

According to a statement released Monday afternoon by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization procedure to treat a “benign kidney condition”. The White House said the “procedure was successful and there were no complications.” Mrs. Trump is expected to remain in the hospital for the duration of the week to recover. Based on…
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Child Life: 9 things parents should know about “play people” at hospitals

Caroline Love takes the unofficial title of “play lady” as a term of endearment. She knows her role as a certified child life specialist at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville is a critical role at children’s hospitals and as a part of the healthcare team. “On the outside, it does…
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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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Total Solar Eclipse: How to See it Safely

The much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime celestial event – where the moon and sun have the same apparent size – will take place nationwide on Monday, August 21. The total eclipse will cross the continental United States, and Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be one of the most traveled places to witness the event being the largest…
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The Good, The Bad & The Why “13 Reasons Why” is Striking a Chord

They’re calling it the new must-see series on Netflix. But it’s giving pause to some schools, parents and mental health experts. 13 Reasons Why, whether you like it or not, has sparked a crucial – and perhaps overdue – conversation about youth suicide. Based on a young adult (YA) novel of the same name, 13…
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