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Hair-grooming syncope, expert decodes viral phenomenon

A Tennessee woman took to social media to raise awareness about the condition that caused her 10-year-old sister to collapse while getting her hair done last week. The results? A now-viral Facebook post that has garnered more than 45,000 comments, 222,000 shares and countless questions about hair-grooming syncope (pronounced SIN-kuh-pee), a fainting disorder associated with…
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Power of Partnership: HCA Healthcare and the March of Dimes

Nearly half a million babies (10-15%) born in the United States require care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). And when your baby is in the NICU, each minute can feel like a lifetime. It’s easy for parents to feel helpless, but at HCA Healthcare, we partner with our NICU families to aid in…
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Sensory-friendly pediatric ER inspires awareness and acceptance

A trip to the emergency room can be stressful for any child – the anxiety of not feeling well, long waits, and an endless flow of techs, nurses and doctors. For a child with autism, the stress of a hospital environment can be so overwhelming that it can severely challenge the ability to give and…
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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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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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What parents need to know about respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

Influenza (flu) season is in full swing across the country, with 19 states reporting a high-level of flu-like-activity. Unfortunately, that’s not the only virus on the rise this time of year. It’s also the peak period for respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV – a condition that affects mostly children and can be quite serious. HCA…
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