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Ascension Seton brings national emergency initiative to Austin

Ascension Seton brings national emergency initiative to Austin Brackenridge trauma doctors teach classes on how to save a life During her fifth week on the job as an Austin Police Department officer, Katrina Ratcliff responded to the sound of gunshots followed by a speeding vehicle headed her way. She and APD officers Derrick Lehman and Trey Morgan…
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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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Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying

Avoiding Trauma by Toys: Tips for holiday toy-buying Every parent looks forward to seeing their child’s face light up at the sight of a new toy during the holidays. But as we begin to shop for our little ones, emergency room physicians say safety should be at the top of our shopping list. To help parents make…
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Turkey trauma: Avoiding the emergency room on Thanksgiving

Turkey trauma: Avoiding the emergency room on Thanksgiving Safety tips for the holidays Hanging lights and decor, throwing the pigskin, traveling and preparing foods in the kitchen for the holidays leave plenty of opportunities for families to get injured.    Kevin Rix, injury prevention coordinator at University Medical Center Brackenridge, said being aware of possible hazards help…
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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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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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Preparing for Disasters: Keeping Kids in Mind

Preparing for Disasters: Keeping Kids in Mind New national recommendations released by Dell Children’s trauma surgeon AUSTIN, Texas – (July 25, 2016) – When a child is severely injured and seconds count, care at a pediatric trauma center that’s equipped with doctors and nurses specially trained in caring for infants and children can greatly improve chances of…
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Before You Make a Splash, Get the Facts

Before You Make a Splash, Get the Facts Take measures to ensure your family enjoys the water safely School is out, hot Texas temps are here, and children are ready to make a splash. Before kids go cannonballing into the water, parents should equip themselves and their children with the necessary precautions to ensure a fun…
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One Patient at a Time or 1000 at Once

One Patient at a Time or 1000 at Once Level I trauma team stands at the ready The adult level I trauma team at University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) will make its new home at Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas in 2017. Our physicians’ dedication to service, professional experience, role as educators…
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