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Sports medicine expert talks spinal injury that sidelined player on MNF

If you watched Monday Night Football (MNF) this week, it’s probably safe to say that your heart dropped after Pittsburgh Steelers player Ryan Shazier grabbed his back and couldn’t move his legs after a making a tackle early in the game. Gregory Stewart, MD, a physician at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, says his heart…
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Neonatal transport team gives lifeline to premature babies

“We have to transfer your baby to another hospital.” Those are the last words any parent, especially those of premature babies, want to hear. The emotional toll of a preterm birth, coupled with the idea of being separated from their hours-old newborn, can be a stressful experience for new parents. But take heart: the lifeline…
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HCA Hero: Nurse brought hundreds to safety during Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas with relentless rain for several days in August. The historic storm dumped just more than a record 50 inches of water on parts of Houston, bringing what experts have called a “500-year” rain to the city and causing massive flooding. While many were desperate to leave Houston amidst the crisis,…
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How Tulane Health Helped a Louisiana Cheerleader Back on the Field

“Cracking the chest”, an incision most associated with open heart surgery, would be frightening for anyone, especially a 14-year old girl. Thanks to a revolutionary technique at HCA Healthcare’s Tulane Medical Center, the active teen underwent a minimally invasive and far less traumatic procedure. Tulane Health System chief endocrine surgeon Dr. Emad Kandil recently performed…
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Breast Cancer Awareness: October is for Everyone

I love breast cancer awareness month. As a breast medical oncologist, it gives me an opportunity to spread the message of how important early detection is for improving the success of breast cancer treatment. I am surprised regularly at the number of women who either are not doing mammography at all or who do it…
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Duchess Kate’s Severe Morning Sickness Explained in 12 Points

Royal watchers everywhere rejoiced when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced earlier this month she was expecting her third child. However, the happy news was undercut by reports of another round of morning sickness for the Duchess. And not just any morning sickness. We’re talking about the rare, severe kind called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG),…
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