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HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is dedicated to giving people a healthier tomorrow. As one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare is comprised of 182 hospitals and 2,300+ sites of care in 20 states and the United Kingdom.

  • What lifestyle changes can help manage chronic foot pain?
    by Tayla Holman on February 27, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Finding the proper footwear is one simple change you can make to help manage chronic foot pain. Our feet not only carry our entire body weight, but they also absorb the impact of every step we take. So, it’s no surprise that many people experience…

  • American Heart Month: How to take care of your heart
    by Tayla Holman on February 6, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Taking care of your heart can mean making simple changes to your diet and exercise routines. February is American Heart Month and there’s no time like the present to get serious about your heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in…

  • How to cope with post-holiday blues
    by Tayla Holman on January 2, 2023 at 12:00 am

    After the holidays, sadness, anxiety or even depression can set in — also known as the post-holiday blues. The holidays can bring up a lot of emotions, and those feelings are not always positive. While some people might feel excited and upbeat,…

  • Recipes for an upset stomach
    by Tayla Holman on November 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

    After heavy holiday meals, drinking ginger tea can help settle an upset stomach. With the holiday season upon us, you may be enjoying the rich and often decadent meals you don’t usually eat during the rest of the year. Of course, if you overindulge…

  • How to combat depression during the holidays
    by Tayla Holman on November 28, 2022 at 12:00 am

    It’s not uncommon to experience depression during the holidays, as stresses around finances, time management and food can crop up. With the holiday season upon us, many people are gearing up to spend time with loved ones and indulge in holiday meals.…

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PatientsLikeMe is a digital health platform uniquely designed to empower the patient communities with personal agency, establishing PatientsLikeMe as a clinically robust resource with demonstrated impact, validated by more than 100 studies in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

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Barton Associates

Barton Associates is a leading national Locum Tenens agency for physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, dentists and CRNAs.

  • Locum Tenens Coverage Planning for 2022
    by Tayla Holman on January 13, 2022 at 12:00 am

    The number of medical staff tends to ebb and flow throughout the year as employees take vacations, go on maternity or medical leave, or find new job opportunities. With the new year quickly approaching, now is a good time for healthcare facilities to…

  • Top Health News of 2021
    by Tayla Holman on January 6, 2022 at 12:00 am

    As in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was ever-present in the news in 2021. Although more than half of the population of the United States is vaccinated against, new variants pose a threat as they may be more easily spread than the original virus. The…

  • How Locum Tenens Can Help the Busiest Hospitals in the U.S.
    by Tayla Holman on December 16, 2021 at 12:00 am

    2020 was an unprecedented year for the healthcare system as hospitals around the country contended with the COVID-19 pandemic. With the Delta variant and others spreading rapidly, many hospitals are once again finding themselves with record or…

  • Going From a Travel Nurse to a Locum Tenens Nurse Practitioner
    by Tayla Holman on November 10, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Although they share some similarities, travel nursing and locum tenens are different concepts. Both help healthcare organizations fill vacancies when there is a need, either due to a shortage or a full-time employee being out temporarily. This helps…

  • Tax Benefits of Being a Locum Tenens Provider
    by Tayla Holman on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    What Are The Tax Benefits of Being a Locum Tenens Provider? If you’re thinking about becoming a locum tenens provider, you may have a lot of questions about how to get started and how to handle finances. Specifically, you might be wondering if there…

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Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a California-based not-for-profit public-benefit corporation that operates hospitals and ancillary care facilities in three states. Dignity Health is the fifth-largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California.

  • What Is the Medicare Therapy Cap for Physical Therapy?
    by Tayla Holman on July 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Physical therapy is often used to reduce pain and improve or restore a person’s mobility after an injury or health problem. People who receive health insurance through Medicare may wonder if physical therapy is covered, or if there is a limit to…

  • Which SPF Is Best?
    by Tayla Holman on June 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

    According to dermatologists, one of the best ways to protect your skin from sun damage is to wear a sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and broad-spectrum protection. But not all sunscreens are created equal, and which SPF is…

  • Alcohol and Heart Disease: What’s the Relationship?
    by Tayla Holman on June 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

    There are several factors that can affect a person’s risk for heart disease. Some, like heredity, cannot be controlled. Others, such as alcohol consumption, can be controlled. But the relationship between alcohol and heart disease is more complicated…

  • 4 New Uses for 3-D Printing in Health Care
    by Tayla Holman on June 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    While 3-D printing first began to emerge in the 1980s, the technology has undergone an explosion in growth and innovation over the past few years. One area that is seeing an enormous amount of potential is 3-D printing in health care. Currently, 3-D…

  • Acute Pain: Should You Go to the ER?
    by Tayla Holman on June 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Acute pain occurs abruptly and is a physical symptom of an injury, such as an ankle sprain, or an infection, such as strep throat. Although it doesn’t typically last long, it can be quite severe and uncomfortable, leading patients to seek relief…

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