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HCA Healthcare’s Summer Survival Guide

The sun’s out…and that means the doctor is in! As the temperatures sizzle and the days get longer, HCA Healthcare hospitals see a spike in emergency room visits during the summer months. In healthcare, the three-month period following spring is often referred to as “trauma season”. Summertime encourages most to get outside and participate in…
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It’s official! ‘Burnout’ defined and recognized as a medical diagnosis

Are you feeling physically or emotionally exhausted? Unmotivated, increasingly cynical, or detached from coworkers? If so, you may be on the road to burnout. Yes, burnout is real and is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) handbook, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), that guides medical providers in diagnosing…
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Mental Health Month: the truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

Approximately 1 in 5 adults (46.6 million) in the U.S. will have experienced a mental illness during their lifetime. Globally, an estimated 300 million people are affected by depression alone. Mental disorders are among the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. If those statistics aren’t staggering enough, try this one…
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Stress, the “health epidemic of the 21st century”

Just how stressed are Americans? Enough to have an HBO documentary, One Nation Under Stress, that explores the connection between our increasingly stressed-out nation and the fall in U.S. life expectancy. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report in 2017 noted life expectancy was the lowest it had been in a decade…
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INFOGRAPHIC – Celery Juice: Does it live up to the hype?  

It’s been dubbed a “cure-all”, a “miraculous superfood”, and, according to the originator of the global healing movement, “the most powerful medicine of our time.” The magical drink that supporters claim solve a myriad of health benefits is celery juice. Millions across the nation are consuming 16 ounces of pure celery juice first thing in…
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