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Former ER charge nurse remembers Columbine – 20 years later

For those old enough to remember, April 20,1999 is a day in history that many wish to forget. Or better yet, long to turn back the hands of time and prevent the unimaginable heartache to follow. Now, 20 years later, we need only say one word to evoke the weight of the tragedy and its…
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Mick Jagger recovers from heart surgery; what to know about valve replacements

Even rock stars have to pause for their health. Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, underwent heart valve replacement surgery in New York last week, postponing the band’s upcoming U.S. tour. Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you…
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Recipients revealed: HCA Healthcare’s Unit of Distinction Ceremony

Across HCA Healthcare, nurses represent our largest colleague group, with 94,000 men and women inspiring hope and delivering compassionate patient care every single day. For the fourth consecutive year, in a ceremony that was broadcast live across HCA Healthcare, we honored and celebrated 65 nursing units with the fourth annual HCA Healthcare Unit of Distinction…
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10 HCA Healthcare hospitals ranked among nation’s top 100

We are proud to announce that 10 of the best-performing hospitals in the nation are a part of the HCA Healthcare family. IBM Watson Health published its 100 Top Hospitals annual study on Monday, identifying the top hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data. HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals named to…
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Is 2019 the “Year of the Vegan”? Beyoncé and Jay-Z think so.

There is one constant at the start of every year: resolutions. A time-honored tradition that approximately 44 percent of Americans resolve to make year after year. And while eating healthier tops many New Year’s resolution lists, the likelihood of success is slim. According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second…
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What we know (and don’t) about acute flaccid myelitis, polio-like illness affecting U.S. children

A rare but serious condition affecting children is causing concern nationwide this fall. Acute flaccid myelitis, abbreviated as AFM, and described as a polio-like illness, has afflicted a confirmed 72 individuals in 24 states so far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AFM affects the “Gray Matter” area of the spinal…
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