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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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Game of Thrones’ star suffered two brain aneurysms; Here’s what it means.

The long anticipated eighth and final season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) will finally premiere today.  As predictions and fan theories fly on how the popular show will end, one thing is for certain: actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is a survivor on and off screen. Clarke’s character, also…
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HCA Healthcare Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Happy Patient Safety Awareness Week 2019! HCA Healthcare has been an industry leader in patient safety long before it was an established discipline. It is first and foundational for who we are as an organization and what we stand for – safe, high-quality, and efficient care that we’d want for ourselves, our families and our…
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Patient Spotlight: 91-year-old regains rhythm after robotic spine surgery

They say dancing keeps you young. Well, we can all take a lesson from 91-year-old spinal surgery patient, Julia Tourtellotte. The vivacious great-great-grandmother recently showed off her moves to an enthusiastic crowd at HCA Healthcare Charleston-based affiliate Trident Medical Center. And they were electric. Tourtellotte educated her physician, neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, on the art…
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Fact vs. Fiction: Viral tweets prompt discussion on heart attacks in women

Anyone would realize they were suffering from a heart attack, right? Not necessarily. One woman posted a now-viral thread on Twitter about her heart attack, the symptoms she missed and her story of survival. The Twitter user, who goes by @gwheezie, wrote on the social media platform: “I want to warn women our heart attacks…
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HCA Healthcare hospitals serve as hub for acts of kindness

Two Good Samaritan’s random act of kindness is helping newborns in need and their moms all across the country by way of a pair of HCA Healthcare hospitals that serve as breast milk donation centers. New mothers themselves, Crystal Gallegos-Trujillo has donated nearly 300 bags of breast milk to affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in…
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