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Stroke from cracking neck? Our expert weighs in.

If you thought there was nothing worse than having a crick in your neck – think again. A 28-year-old man recently made national news when he suffered a stroke after cracking his stiff neck. The stroke left him temporarily wearing an eyepatch due to nerve damage, KOCO news reported. Josh Hader, a former police officer…
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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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