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Emergency? Ask For Level I Trauma Care

Emergency? Ask For Level I Trauma Care Life-threatening illnesses or injuries can happen to anyone at any time. Do you know where to go for the best trauma care? University Medical Center Brackenridge (UMCB) is the only adult Level I Trauma Center in the Central Texas area — that’s the highest…
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New Knee Surgeries: Less Pain, Opioid Use

New Knee Surgeries: Less Pain, Opioid Use Fresh approaches to managing pain after total knee replacement (TKR) surgery could mean a shorter recovery time, decreased pain and less need for post-surgery opioid painkillers, according to new research. “This is actually a pretty major issue as recent drug classifications have changed on certain narcotics and…
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Sobriety Center Plan: What About Now?

Sobriety Center Plan: What About Now? While Austin and Travis County officials explore a proposal to open a sobriety center in the local medical examiner’s office after operations there relocate in 2017, a Ascension Seton doctor involved in the effort wonders what can be done between now and two years hence. “The medical examiner’s office…
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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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‘Jack of All Trauma’ Helps Doctors, Nurses

‘Jack of All Trauma’ Helps Doctors, Nurses Fox 7 News profiled one of the most valuable members of the trauma team at University Medical Center Brackenridge, Central Texas’ Level I trauma center operated by Ascension Seton. He’s known as “Jack of All Trauma,” and he eases the stress of doctors, nurses and others…
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She’s a Real Doctor. And She Plays One on TV.

When an injured mountain biker walked into the emergency room, little did Dr. Keeli Hanzelka know that his injury would turn her into … well, not exactly a Hollywood star, but does Vancouver, Canada, count? Actually, the real star may be the tree this pedal-pusher fell into. It…
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New Ascension Seton Psychiatric Emergency Department To be Opened in Spring

A new Ascension Seton Psychiatric Emergency Department specifically designed to treat adults from throughout the community who suffer from psychiatric crises will open at University Medical Center Brackenridge in the spring. You can see photos of a ceremonial “wall breaking” event that was held to mark the announcement. “As with the rest…
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