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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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What you need to know about dry drowning

What you need to know about dry drowning What’s the key to spotting post-swimming symptoms? Summer swimming may be dangerous even after your day at the pool. Drowning dangers may exist even after you’re out of the water. Also called “delayed drowning,” dry drowning means that water enters the lungs but side effects don’t appear until hours…
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Dell Children’s nationally accredited for critical care transport

Dell Children’s nationally accredited for critical care transport Team attains highest possible accreditation by national standards The pediatric critical care transport team at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas recently received full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for helicopter, airplane and ambulance transportation. This is the highest designation by…
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Playing it safe on the playground

Playing it safe on the playground Warmer temps are here, school is almost out and children are ready for summer fun. Playground time is a great way for children to get fresh air and exercise; but before kids start monkeying around, parents should equip themselves and their children with safety tips to help prevent falls…
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Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery

Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery Dell Children’s is the first in Central Texas to offer Medtronic’s Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – a non-invasive way to fix a heart valve that allows for shorter recovery time, less cost, and less pain. The Melody valve procedure is a heart catheterization procedure. Cardiologists replace the pulmonary…
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Jimmy Kimmel opens up about son’s heart condition

Jimmy Kimmel opens up about son’s heart condition Comedian Jimmy Kimmel took a more serious-than-usual tone in a recent episode of his show, opening up about his family’s journey with congenital heart disease. In an emotional monologue, Kimmel revealed his newborn son turned purple and had to undergo emergency surgery just hours after birth for a…
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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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Codeine is not for kids

Codeine is not for kids Dell Children’s expert supports FDA warning against use of certain cough and pain medications in children Before you fill that prescription for your child’s pain or nasty cough, take caution, says the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has strengthened its warning on prescription cough and…
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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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