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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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Dell Children’s nationally recognized for food allergy

Dell Children’s nationally recognized for food allergy Allergy experts join highly-selective national research and clinical network Children who suffer from food allergies in Central Texas can now access important specialty care at a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” right here at home. ‘Specially for Children, an affiliate of Dell Children’s Medical…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Making school lunch more heart-friendly Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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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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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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Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness

Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Patients, families gather with Dell Children’s community to celebrate cleft and craniofacial successes Julia Kate Tucker had multiple palate surgeries until she was just over a year old. She recently celebrated her second birthday. Her mom, Susie Tucker, describes Julia as outgoing and strong-willed, “just like any other…
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Ascension Seton Adopts Veterans Choice Standards

Ascension Seton Adopts Veterans Choice Standards Veterans Now Have More Options to Access Health Care Ascension Seton will participate in the Veterans Choice Program, giving veterans in its service area more options to receive high-quality health care. As part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit health care system and the world’s…
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Retired NFLers Screened Free at Seton

Retired NFLers Screened Free at Seton As excitement builds for the Super Bowl, Ascension Seton teamed up with Living Heart Foundation (LHF) to screen 39 retired National Football League players for heart disease and other potentially life-threatening conditions such as head injuries, diabetes and stroke.The screenings, offered free of charge, were conducted at the…
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Ascension Seton Southwest Gala to Fund Cafeteria

Ascension Seton Southwest Gala to Fund Cafeteria The 2016 “Deep in the Heart of Texas” Ascension Seton Spring Affair, benefitting Ascension Seton Southwest Hospital, will be held Friday, April 8, 2016, to raise funds for the only nonprofit, comprehensive medical center in the community, event organizers announced. Table sponsorship information is now available at…
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