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HCA Healthcare patient selected as AHA’s youngest national spokeswoman

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. While nearly 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 4 women. This year, HCA Healthcare patient Sofia Montoya speaks up for our mothers, sisters and friends…
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Is 2019 the “Year of the Vegan”? Beyoncé and Jay-Z think so.

There is one constant at the start of every year: resolutions. A time-honored tradition that approximately 44 percent of Americans resolve to make year after year. And while eating healthier tops many New Year’s resolution lists, the likelihood of success is slim. According to U.S. News, approximately 80 percent of resolutions fail by the second…
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How to avoid holiday heart this New Year’s Eve

A new study shows the risk of heart attacks increase significantly during the winter holiday season. During a 15-year period, Swedish researchers discovered the chance of a heart attack were 15 percent higher than usual on Christmas, 37 percent higher on Christmas Eve, and 20 percent higher on New Year’s day. This isn’t surprising to…
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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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Two HCA hospitals celebrate telemedicine that saved a stroke patient’s life

Two HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals used the power and connection of telemedicine to save Ginger Duease’s life. The avid runner, sports enthusiast and Gulfport, Mississippi resident suffered a stroke at her home earlier this year. Duease, who had just returned from vacation with friends and was ready to resume training for her next Spartan Race…
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Parkridge Health, mobile app empowers everyday heroes to save lives

When your heart stops pumping blood, the brain and other organs begin to shut down. After approximately eight minutes, irreversible brain damage begins to occur. For every unaided minute that passes in sudden cardiac arrest, the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent. This is why Barry Bell, director of cardiac services at HCA Healthcare’s…
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