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Stroke: Speed is Everything

Stroke: Speed is Everything When a public figure of former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala’s stature experiences a health event, the one good result is public awareness of signs, symptoms and the best course for care. The 74-year-old Shalala, stricken by stroke Tuesday evening following a meeting of the…
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Cancer Care Collaborative Takes Survivors on a Whole Food Tour

AUSTIN, Texas – (Aug. 7, 2014) – A group of cancer survivors huddled around a crate of rambutan recently in the Whole Foods Market downtown. Some had skeptical looks on their faces, while others didn’t hesitate to dig in and try a bite of the palm-sized, burgundy-colored, multi-tentacled fruit.
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Studies Seek to Improve Stroke Diagnoses, Care – And Prevent Stokes

Researchers with the Seton/UT Southwestern Clinical Research Institute, led by Executive Director Steven Warach, MD, will explore how stroke diagnosis and patient care can improve dramatically – and subsequent strokes can be prevented – using two new, advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin.
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$48 Million SMCA Expansion Increases Access to Complex Medical Care

The latest phase of Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin‘s $48 million investment to enhance complex care programs is complete and will start accepting patients tomorrow, Sept. 11. A preview for media, doctors, nurses and others of the new, 57,000-square-foot expansion of the intensive care unit (ICU), intermediate care unit (IMC)…
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Two Ascension Seton Hospitals Designated Comprehensive Centers for Brain Attacks

Two Ascension Seton hospitals are now “certified comprehensive stroke centers,” capable of providing the highest level of care for “brain attacks” that occur every 40 seconds in the U.S. and kill an American every four minutes. Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and University Medical Center Brackenridge achieved national accreditation,…
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