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U.S. cold snap: prevent, treat frostbite as dangerous winter weather grips the country

From Texas to Tennessee to New Hampshire, winter storms are moving across the United States this week bringing power outages, icy roads and historically low temperatures. As of Monday, February 15, 2021 more than 170 million Americans were under weather advisories with threats of snow, sleet and freezing rain. On Monday, our Medical City Healthcare…
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Del Sol Medical Center hospital heroes reflect on El Paso tragedy

Today marks one year since a Walmart shooting that claimed the lives of 23 people in West Texas. In the midst of the senseless mass casualty event, affiliate Del Sol Medical Center rallied to provide seamless, unwavering care to the injured. Read on to find out how HCA Healthcare colleagues stood ready to respond and…
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A miracle off the court: HCA Healthcare physician performs life-saving heart procedure on former Harlem Globetrotter

Jay Middleton, a former Harlem Globetrotter, was rushed to the emergency room (ER) at affiliate Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas after experiencing severe pain and chest pressure. HCA Healthcare physician, Dr. Kim de la Cruz, knew time was of the essence and swiftly performed a complex surgery to repair Jay’s aortic dissection, which ultimately…
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HCA Healthcare experts: don’t delay necessary medical care during pandemic

The global pandemic has left many afraid to seek out emergency medical care for urgent health needs such as stroke and heart attack. HCA Healthcare experts urge that waiting too long to seek care can make the difference between life and death. Read on to find out what conditions warrant immediate attention plus learn about…
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HCA Healthcare responds to stroke 30% faster than the national standard

Stroke is one of the most time-sensitive conditions in all of medicine. Fast treatment is crucial to saving a life. Every minute counts. The quicker a stroke is recognized and the quicker a patient gets treatment, long-term brain damage and/or death can potentially be avoided. Read on to learn about HCA Healthcare’s endeavors to improve…
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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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