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Avoiding holiday toy trauma

Avoiding holiday toy trauma Are the toys under your tree safe? When looking for the perfect gift to put under the tree, Dr. Eric Higginbotham, head of emergency medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, says safety should be at the top of your shopping list. Dell Children’s is part of…
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Playing it safe on the playground

Playing it safe on the playground Warmer temps are here, school is almost out and children are ready for summer fun. Playground time is a great way for children to get fresh air and exercise; but before kids start monkeying around, parents should equip themselves and their children with safety tips to help prevent falls…
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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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Now Open: Dell Children’s Safety Store

Now Open: Dell Children’s Safety Store For families in need, accessing affordable child safety items like car seats and helmets just got easier, thanks to safety experts at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Simply Safety is a new family-centered community safety store made possible by the hospital’s Injury Prevention team. Inside, you’ll find everything from safety seats and life jackets…
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Austin CyberKnife Treats 1,000th Patient at UMC Brackenridge

Austin CyberKnife marked an important milestone in cancer care with the treatment of its 1,000th patient. University Medical Center Brackenridge launched the CyberKnife program in 2005 and focused primarily on the treatment of brain tumors. Austin CyberKnife has since expanded the clinical applications of CyberKnife to treat other areas of…
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Ascension Seton Doctors Work to Protect Hearing at Events

If you plan to be anywhere near downtown Austin this week, chances are your ears won’t escape the music of SXSW. While tens of thousands are expected to attend the more than 2,000 performances scheduled, Ascension Seton doctors involved in event research say few will take the proper steps to…
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UMCB Worker Safety Spotlighted in Texas Hospitals Magazine

AUSTIN, Texas – (June 13, 2013) – The following story appears in the May/June issue of Texas Hospitals magazine and spotlights safety efforts at University Medical Center Brackenridge, which recently became the first Level 1 trauma center in the U.S. to receive a top worker safety designation from the Occupational Safety…
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Stole? Try ‘How Safety Saves Christmas’

AUSTIN, Texas – (Dec. 7, 2012) – You better watch out. Worksite decorations shouldn’t accidentally lead you to spend some of the holiday season in an emergency department or somewhere else too far away from family, friends and others. Ascension Seton safety leaders recently provided guidance in lyrical form to…
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OSHA: Brackenridge Safest Top-Level Trauma Center in U.S.

AUSTIN, Texas – (Sept. 7, 2012) – University Medical Center Brackenridge is the first Level I trauma center in the U.S. to earn the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) designation from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Just 14 other American hospitals are VPP-certified and none of them are…
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