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Defeating the silent killer: HCA Healthcare’s groundbreaking heart surgery

This is a first!   It’s the perfect bookend to American Heart Month. In a medical first, an HCA Healthcare heart surgeon performed four different procedures in a single operation and saved the life of a Mississippi man. Dr. John Breaux, a cardiothoracic surgeon at affiliate Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical…
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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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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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PHOTOS: Justin Timberlake visits cancer patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital after their video went viral

In a viral video, families of pediatric cancer patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital used the power of social media to ask a favor of pop star Justin Timberlake: “J-T see me.” Methodist Children’s staff posted an approximately one minute long visual of patients who made personal pleas to the Grammy award-winning artist with posters and…
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Top 10 HCA Healthcare stories of 2018

HCA Today published 134 blogs in 2018 and saw more than 240,000 readers to the site. From innovative technologies developed at HCA Healthcare, to an affiliate hospital earning a national nursing honor, to clinicians providing health information on the hottest wellness trends, here’s your chance to catch up on the most-read stories of 2018. Enjoy!…
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“Singing nurse” calms patients, spreads cheer at West Valley Medical Center

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And nothing makes nurse Tommy Rushton happier than to spread holiday cheer by singing to his patients at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. Rushton, dubbed the “singing nurse” by his colleagues, started his career in hospice care before transitioning to perioperative nursing (i.e. pre- and…
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