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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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Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink

Diet beverage warning: Think before you drink Study shows diet drinks linked to tripled risks of stroke, dementia Reaching for artificially sweetened options can help cut calories, but according to a new study, you may want to rethink that diet drink. The study showed that adults who reported drinking one or more artificially sweetened beverages…
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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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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks

Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks Researchers look closely at the link between age, pregnancy and stroke If you’re pregnant and under age 35, you could have a higher risk of stroke during and after your pregnancy compared to your non-pregnant counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
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Blood boiling? Simmer down before exercising

Blood boiling? Simmer down before exercising A new study shows exercising while angry increases a person’s risk for having a heart attack. New study shows being angry could boost heart attack risk Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve overall health. But according to a new study by the…
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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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Ascension Seton Renews Medical Sponsorship of Austin Marathon

Ascension Seton Renews Medical Sponsorship of Austin Marathon Since 2002, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Presented by Freescale is one way we practice personal care in our community. Ascension Seton’s support of the Austin Marathon includes tending to the needs of body, mind and spirit – before, during and after the race. Ascension Seton recently…
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