A letter from the CEO

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Dear Friend:  It’s been a while since we sent you an update on your hospital. When I pause to think about what is happening here, I’m amazed at the pace of growth and change in our community and at Huntsville Hospital Health System. Looking back over the past few months it’s evident that our community is growing rapidly. You certainly note this in traffic or in commercial and residential development, but we see it clearly in the volume of patients who are being treated in our facilities.

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Trick-or-treating safety tips

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In just a few days, little ghosts and goblins across North Alabama will hit the streets in search of Halloween candy. In their excitement, young children sometimes forget to look both ways before entering the road. Others wear dark costumes that don’t reflect car headlights, or masks that obstruct their vision. It’s a dangerous combination: Kids are more than twice as likely to be run over and killed on Halloween than any other night of the year.

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Q & A with Bill Nelson, Behaviorist, Huntsville Hospital Center for Medical Weight Loss

Bill Nelson, behaviorist with HH Center for Medical Weight Loss
Why is weight loss so important?

Three years ago, the American Medical Association declared obesity as a “chronic disease state.” Obesity is a national epidemic which is correlated with multiple issues including heart disease, diabetes, metabolic issues, significant physical limitations, and an early death rate. We address this issue using realistic and long-lasting solutions.

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It Always Seems Too Early, Until It’s Too Late

Dr. Monica Williams-Murphy

Article written by Monica Williams-Murphy, MD

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Behind the white coat with Derrick Cho, MD

Derrick Cho, MD

Derrick Cho, MD, recently joined the Spine & Neuro Center, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, cranial and peripheral nerve treatments, and spine/brain trauma. Dr. Cho is board certified with more than 10 years of experience. Dr. Cho received his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he also completed a General Surgery Internship followed by a six-year Neurosurgical Residency in 2009.

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Four can't miss holiday recipes

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During this season of joyful holiday celebration, we send our well wishes for health and happiness. We believe that part of holiday joy involves gathering at the table with those you love to share warm conversations, lots of laughter and wonderful recipes.

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Q & A with David Spillers

David Spillers

When you came to Huntsville Hospital nine years ago, did you envision that we would have a system as we do today?“I certainly saw the possibility but things had to fall into place for it to happen.

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