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What you need to know about dry drowning

What’s the key to spotting post-swimming symptoms? Summer swimming may be dangerous even after your day at the pool. Drowning dangers may exist even after you’re out of the water. Also called “delayed drowning,” dry drowning means that water enters the lungs but side effects don’t appear until hours…
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Dell Children’s nationally accredited for critical care transport

Team attains highest possible accreditation by national standards The pediatric critical care transport team at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas recently received full accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for helicopter, airplane and ambulance transportation. This is the highest designation by…
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Ready for summer swimming? Beware of hidden harms

While cooling off in a pool or lake may look refreshing on a hot summer’s day, you may want to consider some dangers lurking beneath the surface before taking the plunge. Things like parasites and electric currents are a couple of dangers you can’t see in the water, but…
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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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Dell Children’s helps teen avoid open heart surgery

Dell Children’s is the first in Central Texas to offer Medtronic’s Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve – a non-invasive way to fix a heart valve that allows for shorter recovery time, less cost, and less pain. The Melody valve procedure is a heart catheterization procedure. Cardiologists replace the pulmonary…
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Jimmy Kimmel opens up about son’s heart condition

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel took a more serious-than-usual tone in a recent episode of his show, opening up about his family’s journey with congenital heart disease. In an emotional monologue, Kimmel revealed his newborn son turned purple and had to undergo emergency surgery just hours after birth for a…
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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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Dell Children’s Emergency Care now at Seton Northwest

The world-class pediatric emergency care of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now available in Northwest Austin. Families with infants, children and teens can visit the ER at Seton Northwest Hospital to get the same high-quality care of Dell Children’s in Austin. Dell Children’s pediatric emergency…
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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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