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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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Is “Big Little Lies” telling the truth about PTSD? Our expert weighs in.

Big Little Lies is a best-selling-book-turned-hit-HBO-drama that begins as a murder-mystery and binds five women together over – you guessed it – one big lie. It has all the makings of an instant cult classic. But that’s not all. The series also skillfully tackles a mental health condition that affects roughly 8 million adults each…
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Beyond the baby blues: navigating postpartum depression myths

When a newborn is brought into the world, mothers often experience a floodgate of emotions: excitement, jitters, joy. But, the beautiful milestone of a birth may trigger other feelings for new moms: isolation, numbness, hopelessness. There is a deepening silence around these feelings and a generalized stigma surrounding a prevalent maternal mental illness called postpartum…
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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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