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Ascension Seton to open first medical campus of its kind in Elgin

Ascension Seton to open first medical campus of its kind in Elgin Ascension Seton broke ground on a multi-phase medical center complex that will offer primary and after-hours urgent care in Elgin. Ascension Seton Elgin Health Center is the first medical facility of its kind in Elgin since the 1970’s when the community hospital closed. The 5,000 square foot medical facility is…
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Measles: What to know

Measles: What to know Already in 2018, more than 100 cases of measles have been reported across more than 20 states, including Texas according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interestingly, the CDC says a majority of reported cases were in individuals who were not vaccinated. Kimberly Avila Edwards, M.D., pediatrician…
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Scooter dangers and safety recommendations

Scooter dangers and safety recommendations Ascension Seton doctors see increase of severe scooter accidents and recommendations to keep riders safe Hot weather and summer excitement have Austin residents seeking out adventure. With the emergence of motorized scooters on the city’s busy streets, severe scooter accidents are on the rise, and physicians at Ascension Seton are…
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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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Four things you need to know about breast cancer

Four things you need to know about breast cancer October’s awareness month highlights risks  “You have breast cancer,”— four words no woman wants to hear. But more than 246,000 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death among women in the U.S., according to the…
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Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug

Fighting fractures with a bone-building drug Study links drug to decreased risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis   Make no bones about it: bone loss and fractures related to osteoporosis can cause severe pain and even disability. A new drug that increases bone formation, reducing the risk of fracture, may be an improved…
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ER doc shares Memorial Day safety tips

ER doc shares Memorial Day safety tips As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer, Seton’s emergency staff is doing its own preparing—for the unfortunate uptick in traumas they typically see this holiday weekend. Christopher Ziebell, MD is medical director of the emergency department at Dell Ascension Seton Medical Center…
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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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