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Dell Seton achieves LEED Gold status

Dell Seton achieves LEED Gold status Downtown teaching hospital receives top marks for environmental stewardship Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas has attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Healthcare Gold certification, a prestigious global green rating which identifies healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving health care buildings. From its calming…
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Healing Power of Art

Healing Power of Art Second Lady Pence spotlights art therapy at Ascension’s Dell Children’s Medical Center After announcing plans for her art therapy initiative, Second Lady Karen Pence visited Ascension’s Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas today to see first-hand how art therapy is making a difference in the lives…
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Seton adopts Ascension as part of its name

Seton adopts Ascension as part of its name Seton Healthcare Family has added Ascension to its name as part of a national effort to make it clearer and easier for patients to access the care they need and to navigate their health. The new name, once adopted, will be “Ascension Seton.” By creating more consistent names…
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Four things you need to know about breast cancer

Four things you need to know about breast cancer October’s awareness month highlights risks  “You have breast cancer,”— four words no woman wants to hear. But more than 246,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., according to the…
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What you need to know about West Nile Virus

What you need to know about West Nile Virus   Symptoms, treatment and important facts about the mosquito-borne illness A warm start to the fall season means continued hot temperatures and high levels of humidity, keeping pesky mosquitoes buzzing around and carrying potential risk of West Nile Virus. Recently. a mosquito sampling in the Cedar Park area tested…
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Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug

Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug Study links drug to decreased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis   Make no bones about it: bone loss and fractures related to osteoporosis can cause severe pain and even disability. A new drug that increases bone formation, reducing the risk of fracture, may be an improved…
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Dell Children’s announces new leadership

Dell Children’s announces new leadership Medical center’s new president, chief nursing officers named Two new key leaders at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas — the only pediatric level I trauma center in Central Texas — have been named.
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Seton, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance honor organ donors

Seton, Texas Organ Sharing Alliance honor organ donors Tree of Life Ceremony hosted at Dell Seton  Kristin Lester was given 30 days to live after a variety of heart problems. After nearly dying, she woke up in the ICU with a machine doing the work for her no-longer functioning heart. Seventeen days later, Lester received a heart…
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Laughing through Labor

Laughing through Labor Seton Medical Center Austin offers new pain management option The pains of childbirth are no laughing matter, but a little laughter might be just what the patient orders. Moms delivering at Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) now have the option of using nitrous oxide, or laughing gas,  for…
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