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Seton hospitals celebrate American Heart Month

Seton hospitals celebrate American Heart Month Seton Healthcare Family is celebrating American Heart Month throughout the month of February. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and it has been estimated as the underlying cause of death for 1 out of 4 deaths in the United States, according to the…
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Ascension Texas announces new Chief Nursing Officer

Ascension Texas announces new Chief Nursing Officer Ascension Texas recently announced that Steven J. Brockman-Weber will serve as Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 18. Brockman-Weber is an experienced healthcare leader, serving in a chief nursing officer role the last 16 years of his career and with more than three decades…
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Seton to open first medical campus of its kind in Elgin

Seton to open first medical campus of its kind in Elgin Seton Healthcare Family broke ground on a multi-phase medical center complex that will offer primary and after-hours urgent care in Elgin. The Ascension Seton Elgin Health Center is the first medical facility of its kind in Elgin since the 1970’s when the community hospital closed. The 5,000 square foot medical…
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After two decades of pain, acid reflux sufferer gets relief

After two decades of pain, acid reflux sufferer gets relief Patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) often experience life-limiting symptoms such as severe heartburn, acid indigestion, chest pain, regurgitation, difficulty swallowing and more. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), 20 percent of the United States’ population suffer from GERD. 63-year-old Jeffery Friend…
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Ascension Seton named title sponsor of Austin Marathon

Ascension Seton named title sponsor of Austin Marathon High Five Events recently announced Ascension Seton as the title sponsor and Official Medical Provider of the Austin Marathon . The title sponsorship includes naming rights, race weekend activations, and community engagement opportunities. The Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour® will take place on February 17, 2019. “Ascension Seton is excited…
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Early detection of ovarian cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month It’s estimated that more than 22,000 U.S. women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 women will die from the cancer. Although ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among women, survival rates are highest when cancer…
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New Hearing Center at Dell Children’s opens

New Hearing Center at Dell Children’s opens Hearing Center at Dell Children’s offers advanced technology, coordinated comprehensive care  Children with hearing loss have special needs as they learn and grow. Navigating and coordinating their care can be complicated and at times stressful. The new Hearing Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas offers the first centralized,…
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Seton Medical Center Hays now provides advanced trauma care

Seton Medical Center Hays now provides advanced trauma care A higher level of care closer to home Seton Medical Center Hays (SMCH) is in the process of advancing its trauma certification to Level II and now operates as an advanced trauma center, capable of Level II trauma care. With the ability to provide comprehensive care for…
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Measles: What to know

Measles: What to know Already in 2018, more than 100 cases of measles have been reported across more than 20 states, including Texas according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interestingly, the CDC says a majority of reported cases were in individuals who were not vaccinated. Kimberly Avila Edwards, M.D., pediatrician…
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