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HCA-affiliate nurse saves kid in hot car; honored by United States Coast Guard

Trident Medical Center’s Deleah Pickler, BSN, RN, CNOR, recently found her medical training and instincts put to the test when she received an alert on her neighborhood Facebook page about a missing three-year-old boy.  Pickler, who has two children, walked down the sidewalk of her home searching for the child and soon heard sounds coming…
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What parents need to know about dry, secondary drowning

It’s a summer hazard that comes up every year on the local news – and rightfully so – and this past April made national headlines when a family warned other parents about “dry drowning” after their four-year-old daughter was hospitalized. Dry drowning or secondary drowning, non-medical terms that are often used interchangeably, are rare incidents…
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Why head injuries affect girls differently than boys

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of childhood, especially if your young one is a fan of playground activities, like capture the flag or jump rope, or is involved in organized sports. Team sports help kids and adolescents form friendships, boost self-esteem and get physically active, but they also increase the risk of injury…
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Mobile training center to make a difference in rural, underserved communities

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children (RMHC) is taking its talent on the road. The HCA Healthcare affiliate in Denver unveiled the first-of-its-kind pediatric mobile training center designed to ensure that caregivers and community members in rural and underserved areas have the skills to act in case of emergency. “We want everybody who runs across a…
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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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