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Stroke survivor says “I do” in Medical City Fort Worth Rehab Unit

Mindy Charles suffered two strokes during the same week at the end of last year.  Today, the 40-year-old has taken the next step towards living her life fully and now, rather than later, by saying “I do” and to her fiancé, Jay Benke, in the rehabilitation gym at HCA Healthcare’s Medical City Fort Worth — just before…
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‘My father’s dream became my dream’: Surgeon on medicine, remembering the Holocaust

When Manuel Porth, MD, immigrated to the United States at nine-years-old, his father, Moshe Porth – a holocaust survivor – had one dream for his life: to become a doctor. Nearly 70 years later, Dr. Porth is a pioneer in the field of orthopedic medicine at University Hospital and Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center…
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Sports medicine expert talks spinal injury that sidelined player on MNF

If you watched Monday Night Football (MNF) this week, it’s probably safe to say that your heart dropped after Pittsburgh Steelers player Ryan Shazier grabbed his back and couldn’t move his legs after a making a tackle early in the game. Gregory Stewart, MD, a physician at Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine, says his heart…
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St. Mark’s among nation’s first to perform robotic assistant spinal fusions

A new surgical tool combined with experienced orthopedic surgeons can significantly improve life for patients who have been debilitated by back pain, says St. Mark’s Hospital interim CEO Bryan McKinley of the hospital’s new robotic guided system with first of its kind technology for spine surgery. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah…
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Full Circle Moment: Occupational Therapist Finds Career, Love After Tragedy

Life can change in an instant. No one knows this more than Joel Strain, an occupational therapist (OT) at HCA’s Research Medical Center, who is wheelchair bound following a horrific accident that left his mother and brother dead more than a decade ago. Through this tragedy, the 28-year old Kansas resident also knows that life…
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