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HCA Healthcare welcomes its first babies of 2019

Hospitals across the HCA Healthcare system welcomed the first babies of 2019, celebrating the arrival of one newborn just 14 minutes into the new year. Gracelyn Karpov was born at 12:14 a.m. at St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in Round Rock, Texas. The 6-pound, 9-ounce baby girl shares a unique birthday with her mother, Leslie,…
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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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Four HCA Healthcare hospitals among top teaching hospitals in the country

Four HCA Healthcare hospitals were named Top Teaching Hospitals of the Year by the Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit watchdog organization. HCA-affiliates MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Florida, Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, and St. David’s North Austin Medical Center in Austin, Texas, all were…
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Young AFib patient reflects on successful treatment at St. David’s Medical Center

Five years ago, Ryan Wiseman was in the prime of his life. “I was thinking I was on top of the world,” Wiseman said. “I was keeping myself in shape. I was taking care of myself mentally and physically. My relationship was solid.” Then, during a routine medical exam while serving in the military in…
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What you should know about freestanding emergency centers

When struck with an illness or injury, sometimes it’s hard to know where to go for treatment. With so many options for care, including emergency centers and urgent care centers, knowing where to turn during a medical emergency can save precious time, provide the best possible outcome and can ensure you receive the best value…
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First HCA Babies of 2017!

Sometimes, amazing things happen on New Year’s Day. A fresh start…a different perspective…or renewed hope in the form of a new baby! For some proud parents, 2017 has already been a milestone year, as they welcomed newborns and the first babies of the new year at HCA-affiliated hospitals across the nation. And as one of…
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