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Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good

Posted April 22, 2015, 4:35 pm Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter One morning not long ago, my teenage daughter started to black out. After an ambulance ride to our local hospitalís emergency department, an electrocardiogram, and some bloodwork, she was sent home with a follow-up doctor appointment. We got the good news that Alexa is perfectly healthy, but should avoid getting too hungry or thirsty so she doesnít faint again. And…

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