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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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Understanding brain cancer

Understanding brain cancer Ascension Seton brain, cancer experts discuss glioblastoma Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis announcement on Wednesday brings one of the most aggressive tumors of all human cancers to the forefront of the public eye. Neurosurgeons from Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute — the largest, most comprehensive neuroscience…
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Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

Seton, Dell Medical School partner up to tackle Alzheimer’s disease Collaboration aimed at long-term Alzheimer’s genetics, biomarkers study Imagine being able to take a blood test that detects your risks of developing Alzheimer’s, and then getting a pill to prevent the disease from ever taking hold of your brain. A statewide partnership between seeks to make that vision a reality one…
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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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Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100

Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100 Think you only use 10 percent of your brain? Try 100 New brain study debunks myth You may have heard that you only use 10 percent of your brain. But Robert Buchanan, MD, chief of neurosurgery at Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute says you actually use…
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Hundreds Record History in Time Capsule

Hundreds Record History in Time Capsule Ascension Seton community inscribes its thoughts and wishes for new teaching hospital Nearly 350 staff and clinicians left their mark in a time capsule guest book that will be “buried” at the future teaching hospital and opened decades from now. Some left messages that provided advice to the…
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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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Students Help Paralyzed Patient BBQ Again

Students Help Paralyzed Patient BBQ Again KXAN-TV News Anchor and Medical Reporter David Scott recently aired a story on Paul Horton, who was paralyzed from the chest down after a mountain bike accident. Horton now is a rehab regular at the Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute‘s…
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