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HCA Healthcare responds to stroke 30% faster than the national standard

Stroke is one of the most time-sensitive conditions in all of medicine. Fast treatment is crucial to saving a life. Every minute counts. The quicker a stroke is recognized and the quicker a patient gets treatment, long-term brain damage and/or death can potentially be avoided. Read on to learn about HCA Healthcare’s endeavors to improve…
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Stroke from cracking neck? Our expert weighs in.

If you thought there was nothing worse than having a crick in your neck – think again. A 28-year-old man recently made national news when he suffered a stroke after cracking his stiff neck. The stroke left him temporarily wearing an eyepatch due to nerve damage, KOCO news reported. Josh Hader, a former police officer…
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Game of Thrones’ star suffered two brain aneurysms; Here’s what it means.

The long anticipated eighth and final season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT) will finally premiere today.  As predictions and fan theories fly on how the popular show will end, one thing is for certain: actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, is a survivor on and off screen. Clarke’s character, also…
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Two HCA hospitals celebrate telemedicine that saved a stroke patient’s life

Two HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals used the power and connection of telemedicine to save Ginger Duease’s life. The avid runner, sports enthusiast and Gulfport, Mississippi resident suffered a stroke at her home earlier this year. Duease, who had just returned from vacation with friends and was ready to resume training for her next Spartan Race…
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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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Stroke patient thanks care team for saving her during Hurricane Irma

Even with a hurricane bearing down on her home, Jackie Evans wasn’t worried about her health. She certainly wasn’t thinking about a trip to the hospital. She took care of friends who were sheltering with her, and went to bed feeling fine. When she woke up a few hours later, she couldn’t talk or move.…
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