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Racing to Save a Life

Racing to Save a Life Completing a marathon is an impressive feat on its own. Imagine saving someone’s life just three fourths of a mile from the finish line. That’s what Chelsea Vargas did. An Seton Health Alliance Patient Services Program representative lead, Vargas was in North Bend, Wash., to run the Tunnel Light…
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Stroke: Speed is Everything

Stroke: Speed is Everything When a public figure of former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala’s stature experiences a health event, the one good result is public awareness of signs, symptoms and the best course for care. The 74-year-old Shalala, stricken by stroke Tuesday evening following a meeting of the…
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Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally

Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally By achieving goals for improving health care locally while lowering overall costs, Ascension Seton’s accountable care organization (ACO) saved almost $10.6 million in Medicare costs during 2014, federal officials have announced. As a result, the Ascension Seton ACO and its partners – which include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), Lone…
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When Weather’s Hot, Exercise Carefully

When Weather’s Hot, Exercise Carefully As hot days continue in Central Texas, KVUE-TV recently talked to Dr. Caitlin Giesler, cardiologist with the Ascension Seton Heart Institute, and one of her patients about being careful when exercising when temperatures over around 100 degrees. Here is part of the story: Cardiologists warn that when temperatures…
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