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Heart valve replacement: What are my options?

HCA Healthcare has 31 million patient encounters annually–many of which involve the heart. The heart has four valves and heart valve disease can occur when one or more of the valves aren’t opening or closing properly. Heart valve symptoms can be managed with medications, but if the condition is severe, more intensive treatment may be…
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How HCA Healthcare is helping to pay off student loans

Across the country, workers are saddled with student loan debt. And, staff in the healthcare industry is no exception. Recognizing the vital need to meet the mental and financial wellness of our colleagues, HCA Healthcare rolled out $300 million in workforce development initiatives. Those programs include student loan assistance and tuition reimbursement for most full-and…
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HCA Healthcare expert weighs in: can bariatric surgery help Type 2 diabetes?

As National Diabetes Month comes to a close, HCA Healthcare is asking you to join the conversation, learn about ways to reduce risk and support those living with diabetes.  Read on to hear how weight loss surgery can be a game-changer for those living with Type 2 diabetes… Type 2 diabetes and obesity: they’re twin…
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Surviving sepsis: young mother and caregivers raise awareness of ‘silent killer’

HCA Healthcare care teams quickly responded to save the life of a young mother whose body was under attack by sepsis – the body’s extreme response to an infection. After coming close to succumbing to sepsis, Victoria underwent multiple limb amputations and is learning how to live and thrive in the face of her health…
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HCA Healthcare unleashes the healing power of animals

Service animals across HCA Healthcare make a positive impact on our patients, families and colleagues every single day. These remarkable four-legged “healers” provide companionship, inspire confidence and perform tasks to assist people with disabilities. Service animal programs can help those with medical conditions such as seizure disorders, blindness, hearing impairments, mobility issues and diabetes. Therapy…
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Hair-grooming syncope, expert decodes viral phenomenon

A Tennessee woman took to social media to raise awareness about the condition that caused her 10-year-old sister to collapse while getting her hair done last week. The results? A now-viral Facebook post that has garnered more than 45,000 comments, 222,000 shares and countless questions about hair-grooming syncope (pronounced SIN-kuh-pee), a fainting disorder associated with…
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