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TriStar Centennial Medical Center combats opioid abuse with drug take-back day

“The problem is so big that deaths related to overdose now outpace homicides, suicides and car accidents,” says Dr. Jeffrey T. Hodrick about the opioid abuse crisis that claimed the lives of some 1,600 Tennesseans last year. “So, as physicians, we have to ask ourselves, ‘What can I do?’” “Crush the Crisis,” was the answer.…
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Cartersville Medical Gives Young Adults with Disabilities a Shot in the Workplace

For many young people in search of their first job, all they really want is an opportunity – a chance to prove themselves. That’s especially true for those with disabilities. So, through a partnership with a local school system, Cartersville Medical Center is helping these could-be employees get their foot in the door. The HCA…
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Total Solar Eclipse: How to See it Safely

The much anticipated once-in-a-lifetime celestial event – where the moon and sun have the same apparent size – will take place nationwide on Monday, August 21. The total eclipse will cross the continental United States, and Nashville, Tennessee, is predicted to be one of the most traveled places to witness the event being the largest…
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Nurses Throw Prom for Hospitalized Teen at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial

Prom is one of the most important and memorable moments in a teen’s life. But Caroline Reynolds, a 17-year old patient at The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial, missed this rite of passage due to a recent hospitalization. That is, until an unlikely “promposal” from several nurses gave her a night she would never forget.…
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