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HCA Healthcare hospitals serve as hub for acts of kindness

Two Good Samaritan’s random act of kindness is helping newborns in need and their moms all across the country by way of a pair of HCA Healthcare hospitals that serve as breast milk donation centers. New mothers themselves, Crystal Gallegos-Trujillo has donated nearly 300 bags of breast milk to affiliate Orange Park Medical Center in…
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Change of heart: when pregnancy alters the cardiovascular system

From the moment of conception, women embark on a nine-month journey filled with endless body transformations. While some of these alterations are visible, like a protruding belly and swollen ankles, there are plenty of changes going on inside the body. The heart is not excluded. In some rare instances, healthy pregnant women can develop a…
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8 things every woman needs to know about her fertility

There are few things more heartbreaking than trying to conceive and can’t. However, fertility is not always in our control. An estimated 7.3 million Americans, or 12 percent of the population in their reproductive years, are infertile, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To make the challenge of conceiving more complicated,…
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“Will you try?”: Mom recalls journey of ‘most premature baby’ at Methodist Children’s Hospital

“Will you try?” asked new mom Courtney Stensrud after delivering her 21-week old baby at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio some four years ago. Babies born that early are not expected to survive, even with resuscitation and intensive care. Today that baby girl, Lyla, is now four years old and thriving, thanks to a…
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Dr. Perlin discusses how HCA scale & data improve patient outcomes on FAH podcast

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, recently participated in a podcast for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems in the United States. Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn, the FAH president…
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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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