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Early detection of ovarian cancer

Early detection of ovarian cancer September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month It’s estimated that more than 22,000 U.S. women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer this year, and more than 14,000 women will die from the cancer. Although ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among women, survival rates are highest when cancer…
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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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Laughing through Labor

Laughing through Labor Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin offers new pain management option The pains of childbirth are no laughing matter, but a little laughter might be just what the patient orders. Moms delivering at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) now have the option of using nitrous oxide, or laughing…
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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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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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Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks

Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks Researchers look closely at the link between age, pregnancy and stroke If you’re pregnant and under age 35, you could have a higher risk of stroke during and after your pregnancy compared to your non-pregnant counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
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Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll

Young Women: Stress Can Take a Dangerous Heart Toll New Study Finds Mental Stress Linked to Deadly Condition in Women with Existing Heart Disease Being diagnosed with heart disease as a younger woman is bad enough. Add stress to the mix and experts say it is downright dangerous, according to a new study. Research …
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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