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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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Committed to Care: Trauma nurse reflects on 17 hours with Vegas victim

Trinette Dixon was at the center of a “silent orchestra” of nurses at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas that treated more than 200 patients in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Her 17-year career in nursing culminated in 17 hours of care to one patient. That patient survived.…
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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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Cholesterol numbers are in! Here’s what you should know.

U.S. President Donald Trump recently underwent his first physical exam since taking office and was declared in excellent overall health by the White House physician. Despite a clean bill of health, it also was noted that the President has a history of elevated cholesterol numbers, prompting HCA Today to dig further into the common condition.…
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Throwback Thursday: Most Googled health-related questions of 2017 answered

Can you imagine life without Google? How else would you find out ‘what causes hiccups’ – one of the most searched health-related questions of 2017. Well, caregivers at HCA Healthcare affiliate Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) in Denver can help. They tackled the most popular health questions by Internet users in 2017. According to CNN,…
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The Wishes We Granted: HCA’s Walt Disney World Edition

After battling hard against life-threatening medical conditions, patients Elijah, Daiveon, TJ, Jaquan, and Hannah knew exactly what they wanted to do next – go to Disney World! As luck would have it, HCA Healthcare, through a partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation, decided to award 10 wishes to our youngest patients, in lieu of the traditional…
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