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Scooter dangers and safety recommendations

Scooter dangers and safety recommendations Ascension Seton doctors see increase of severe scooter accidents and recommendations to keep riders safe Hot weather and summer excitement have Austin residents seeking out adventure. With the emergence of motorized scooters on the city’s busy streets, severe scooter accidents are on the rise, and physicians at Ascension Seton are…
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Stay safe with these firework safety tips

Stay safe with these firework safety tips Avoid Tragedy on the Fourth of July From barbecues and cooling off by the pool, to scenic firework shows, the Fourth of July often means a fun-filled day for families across the United States. However, patriotic fun can quickly take a devastating turn if proper safety precautions are…
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Where to receive psychiatric emergency care after Aug. 31

Where to receive psychiatric emergency care after Aug. 31 Ascension Seton makes urgent mental health care more accessible in Austin  In preparation to return the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus back to Central Health, Seton’s Psychiatric Emergency Department (SPED) will be integrated within the emergency department at Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, starting…
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Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best

Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best U.S. News and World Report releases Best Children’s Hospitals, Dell Children’s in top 50 for pediatric orthopedics For the second consecutive year, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is nationally recognized for its excellence in pediatric orthopedics, according to the U.S. News and World Report list…
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ER doc shares Memorial Day safety tips

ER doc shares Memorial Day safety tips As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Seton’s emergency staff is doing its own preparing—for the unfortunate uptick in traumas they typically see this holiday weekend. Christopher Ziebell, MD is medical director of the emergency department at Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center…
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Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference?

Cardiac arrest, heart attack and failure: What’s the difference? Ascension Seton cardiologist explains heart conditions in light of George Michael and Carrie Fisher deaths This week the world lost two pop culture icons, George Michael and Carrie Fisher. In light of recent news about these much-loved celebrities, doctors say it’s important to understand various heart condition signs, symptoms and tips for…
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Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug

Ascension Seton researcher develops breakthrough antidote drug Investigational drug could save lives of patients with life-threatening bleeding from popular blood thinners An Ascension Seton researcher has helped develop an investigational new drug that works as an antidote to the most popular new class of blood thinners – and, if approved, could be a…
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Heat Stroke Risks: Don’t Forget Grandpa!

Heat Stroke Risks: Don’t Forget Grandpa! Higher summer temperatures lead to an increase in heat strokes for the elderly Many people are aware about the dangers of leaving kids or pets in the car, but it’s time to re-think leaving Grandpa in the car too. Sitting in a hot car is a…
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Doctors See Jump in Ladder Fall Injuries

Doctors See Jump in Ladder Fall Injuries It’s the time of year to start stringing lights and hanging decorations from places often times high and out of reach. While it might not seem dangerous, doctors say holiday decorating, if done wrong, can cause injury and, in extreme cases, death. Researchers at University Medical Center Brackenridge…
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