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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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Ascension Seton announces key leadership changes

Ascension Seton announces key leadership changes New chief medical, nursing and financial officers named for Ascension’s Texas market Ascension Seton announces three new leadership changes. On August 14, David Martin, MD, assumed the position of Chief Medical Officer (CMO); and Yvonne VanDyke, MSN, RN, assumed the position of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Ascension’s Texas market. In June, Ascension…
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Dell Children’s reveals child abuse maps

Dell Children’s reveals child abuse maps Community leaders gathered to discuss findings, solutions at child maltreatment summit Unfortunately, doctors see child abuse issues every day. Experts at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, part of Ascension, recently offered data for community leaders and collaborators to consider at a child maltreatment summit. Learn more…
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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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Heat Stroke Risks: Don’t Forget Grandpa!

Heat Stroke Risks: Don’t Forget Grandpa! Higher summer temperatures lead to an increase in heat strokes for the elderly Many people are aware about the dangers of leaving kids or pets in the car, but it’s time to re-think leaving Grandpa in the car too. Sitting in a hot car is a…
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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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Patient IO Wins Innovation of the Year

Patient IO Wins Innovation of the Year Top Winners Honored with Future of Care Awards at Luncheon Benefitting Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas Patient IO, an Austin company working to improve how people manage their personal health through mobile technology, received the Ascension Seton Innovation of the…
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Common Allergy Drugs Linked to Memory Problems

Common Allergy Drugs Linked to Memory Problems If you’re struggling with seasonal allergies, watch out for some common allergy drugs that are linked to problems with memory, language and thinking. A new study shows that older adults taking widely-used drugs for issues including allergies, sleep, depression and overactive bladder had decreased brain sizes and cognitive…
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Back Pain? Meditate on It

Back Pain? Meditate on It Mindfulness May Help Manage Chronic Lower Back Pain Chronic lower back pain is a common issue among adults. Some might turn to medications or even surgery for a quick fix. But less aggressive treatments such as mindfulness-based stress reduction may be a better option to…
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Now Open: Dell Children’s Safety Store

Now Open: Dell Children’s Safety Store For families in need, accessing affordable child safety items like car seats and helmets just got easier, thanks to safety experts at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Simply Safety is a new family-centered community safety store made possible by the hospital’s Injury Prevention team. Inside, you’ll find everything from safety seats and life jackets…
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