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Give dad the gift of good health

Give dad the gift of good health Give dad the gift of good health by making sure he is living a healthy lifestyle Developing a healthier lifestyle or losing weight can often seem like an overwhelming feat. But managing weight and staying up to date with preventative care are key to living a healthy, active life.
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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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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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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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Spine Surgeon Joins Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays

Spine Surgeon Joins Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop County Residents Won’t Need to Travel for Back Problems Dr. Vincent Wang, an expert in treating back and spine problems, has joined Ascension Seton Medical Center Hays and the Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Institute, becoming the only full-time spine surgeon dedicated…
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Burden Greater When Elderly Have Dementia

Burden Greater When Elderly Have Dementia Family members and other unpaid caregivers individually devote an average of 73 hours per month to helping the elderly who live in our community and not in residential care or nursing homes. When an elderly person also has dementia, the time demand increases substantially – to more than 100…
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Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally

Ascension Seton Saves $10M, Will Share Half Locally By achieving goals for improving health care locally while lowering overall costs, Ascension Seton’s accountable care organization (ACO) saved almost $10.6 million in Medicare costs during 2014, federal officials have announced. As a result, the Ascension Seton ACO and its partners – which include Austin Regional Clinic (ARC), Lone…
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Superheroes Save the Day at Dell Children’s

Superheroes Save the Day at Dell Children’s Members of the Austin Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team recently put on a Superhero Day at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Officers rappelled down the hospital building dressed as some of the most popular superheroes, waving to patients and families through the…
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