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First-grade teacher becomes a nurse at hospital that successfully treated cancer

Ashley Moore, a 31-year old former cancer patient at Medical City Plano and bone marrow transplant patient at Medical City Dallas has turned her own health experience into a commitment to care for others. After being diagnosed and treated for stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the HCA Healthcare North Texas affiliates, the first-grade teacher, wife…
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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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Kate Spade’s death prompts education on suicide risks, signs and resources to help

American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her home on Tuesday after an apparent suicide. She was 55 years old. Brian E. Wood, DO, a board-certified psychiatrist at HCA Healthcare’s LewisGale Medical Center, reacted to the news and shares the risk factors for suicide and what we can do to help our loved…
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Caregivers help grant terminally ill patient’s wish to be baptized

Elise Manning, director of therapy services at LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., said “there wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” after honoring a patient’s wish to be baptized before entering hospice care at his home. Manning and her team had treated the patient since May 28, when his body began to decline and…
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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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