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Doctor says: Flu vaccine recommended for pregnant women

As you may have heard, the United States is experiencing a severe and deadly flu outbreak this winter. With widespread illness and a high rate of contagion, experts at HCA Healthcare affiliate The Woman’s Hospital of Texas are suggesting that everyone receive a flu vaccine, especially one of the most vulnerable populations – pregnant women.…
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HCA welcomes the first babies of the new year

A set of twins were two of the first babies born in the new year in the HCA Healthcare system. The rainbow babies – children born following a miscarriage or infant loss – were delivered at HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver and were the first twins to be born on New Year’s Day…
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Pregnant during the holidays? This is for you.

As the holiday season picks up momentum pharmacist Molly Thompson is keeping track of two deadlines – Christmas and her due date.  The pharmacy department clinical manager at HCA Healthcare’s Trident Medical Center is pregnant with her first child due in January. “I can definitely tell my energy level isn’t near where it is normally.…
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Labor & Delivery tech fosters drug dependent baby

When one baby in Orange Park Medical Center’s care wailed in pain, a telling symptom of drug withdrawal or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), it was Donna Hightower who could comfort him. The labor and delivery operating room technician took it a step further: she fostered the then five-week-old baby boy and one of the smallest…
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Neonatal transport team gives lifeline to premature babies

“We have to transfer your baby to another hospital.” Those are the last words any parent, especially those of premature babies, want to hear. The emotional toll of a preterm birth, coupled with the idea of being separated from their hours-old newborn, can be a stressful experience for new parents. But take heart: the lifeline…
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Duchess Kate’s Severe Morning Sickness Explained in 12 Points

Royal watchers everywhere rejoiced when Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced earlier this month she was expecting her third child. However, the happy news was undercut by reports of another round of morning sickness for the Duchess. And not just any morning sickness. We’re talking about the rare, severe kind called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG),…
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