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Fishing for good supplement ideas?

Fishing for good supplement ideas? fish oil soft gels lying on white porcelain plate in the form of fish (yellow background) New American Heart Association study says fish oil helps after heart attack Nearly 19 million adults take omega-3 fish oil supplements as part of their daily regimen, but how many…
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Domo arigato, hospital roboto!

Domo arigato, hospital roboto! Seton, Diligent Droids, UT join forces to research hospital robot applications “I’m here at Ascension Seton Medical Center to show you some of the ways I can be a part of the patient care team,” said Poli, the hospital assistant robot prototype, to an amused crowd of clinicians on the…
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New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs

New recommendations released for heart disease preventing statin drugs Should you start taking a statin too? New research shows more people than previously thought may benefit from taking statins — even those without heart disease. This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its recommendations for these cholesterol-lowering medications. The new guidelines suggest people ages 40-75…
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Beer me: Can booze help heart health?

Beer me: Can booze help heart health? Study shows alcohol may have cholesterol benefits Moderate drinkers could experience some heart health benefits from having a daily brewski. A new American Heart Association study suggests drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may slow the decline of a protector of your heart—good cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein (HDL).
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New clinical partnership fights breast cancer

New clinical partnership fights breast cancer Seton, UT join forces  using advanced imaging methods to combat deadly disease Thomas Yankeelov, MD In partnership with Ascension Seton, Texas Oncology and Austin Radiological Association, The University of Texas at Austin has embarked on a two-year clinical study to test advanced imaging methods that could provide…
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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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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
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Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange

Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange There’s another orange tower glowing in Austin’s skyline. Following a football victory by the University of Texas Longhorns Saturday night, Dell Children’s lit its tower orange in support of the team who has visited patients and families at the hospital for nearly a decade. For the remaining football season,…
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Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease

Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease Mom: “Thank you for bringing hope home to us.” Researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas have launched a local clinical investigation of a potential treatment for a rare, often fatal genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick Type C1 (NPC1). “We want to commit our resources to…
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