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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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National Nurses Week 2019: 94,000 Reasons to Celebrate

This week marks one of HCA Healthcare’s most exciting annual celebrations: National Nurses Week. Nurses are the differentiators for our organization with more than 94,000-strong delivering patient-centered and compassionate care in communities across the country. The theme of this year’s Nurses Week is “4 million reasons to celebrate”, honoring America’s 4 million registered nurses and…
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Getting results – HCA Healthcare honors lab professionals

April 21 – 27, 2019 is marked as Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, an annual celebration of lab workers who play a vital role in health care and patient advocacy. Unsung heroes of patient diagnoses When you think about the many faces of healthcare, your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, or other frontline care providers likely come to…
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Committed to Care: Care fit for a princess

Just when you were getting fed up with your daily news consumption, a story comes along that makes your soul smile. A story of compassion, kindness, and strength. A story that celebrates inclusion, demonstrates the goodwill of people and restores your faith in humanity. This is the story of Sara Ruh. Please take a moment…
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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. Yet, 70 percent of people affected don’t seek treatment. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you…
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Polar vortex brings bitter cold, frostbite. What to watch for.

A polar vortex has gripped parts of the U.S., prompting states of emergency, canceling thousands of flights and, sadly, resulting in the deaths of up to seven people. The life-threatening cold has called for healthcare professionals and local and state officials, to urge the public to ‘stay inside’. With the continuing deep freeze, comes the…
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