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The truth about eating disorders

It’s a debilitating illness that affects an estimated 30 million Americans each year. The disease does not discriminate, crossing all genders, socio-economic classes, cultures, races and religions. Sadly, every 62 minutes someone dies as a direct result. Yet, 70 percent of people affected don’t seek treatment. “It” is an eating disorder. And chances are, you…
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HCA Hero: Medical office coordinator’s CPR training saves colleague’s life

It started as a regular day. Angela Maiden’s alarm went off at 6 a.m. She got her daughters ready for school, kissed her husband and headed to the office. On Wednesdays, the HCA Healthcare affiliated practice, Levinson Heart Failure Clinic in Richmond, Virginia, is usually quiet. Her physician and nurses typically perform surgery at the…
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Serena Williams’ delivery scare and how HCA hospitals help reduce your risk

Tennis star Serena Williams is a high-profile example of a fairly common, but very serious, healthcare complication for pregnant women.  And now the new mom is speaking out about the health scare that sidelined her for six weeks and prompting a national discussion about post-delivery complications. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
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HCA Neurosurgeon Explains Senator McCain’s Brain Tumor

As you may have heard, news was released last night that Senator John McCain has brain cancer, more specifically a glioblastoma. Dr. Singh Sahni, medical director of neuroscience at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Johnston-Willis Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, addresses key questions about this diagnosis  here and on Fox News below. What…
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Alcohol: How Much is Too Much? The Risks, Warning Signs & Resources for Help

A common misconception about alcoholism is that if the individual goes to work, they’re not alcoholics. But Dr. Martin Buxton, the chief of psychiatry at Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals, an affiliate of HCA, begs to differ. “You can still be an alcoholic and get to work,” he says, “but ultimately, it’s going to catch up…
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