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Laundry Pods Packed with Poison

Laundry Pods Packed with Poison, Sending More Kids to the ER Parents who opt for the convenience of single-use laundry pods should know this: the pretty-colored packets are also attracting toddlers, sending a growing number to the ER for serious, sometimes life-threatening poisonings. A new…
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Dell Children’s Receives a Superhero Named Super Kooper

When Georgetown doctors discovered that 5-year-old Kooper’s broken leg was due to osteosarcoma, a type of cancer that affects bones, he was rushed to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin. He was placed in a cast from the waist down. Then, experts at Dell Children’s decided that an amputation…
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Honoring Child Abuse Victims

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 171 children died in Texas as a result of abuse and neglect in 2015—that’s 20 more fatalities than 2014. To honor these victims and spread awareness, the Child Abuse Resource…
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The Art of Giving Event Fosters Creative Healing for Children

Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, joined forces with local artists to help hospitalized children and their families express themselves through art while also raising money for a great cause. Dell Children’s annual Art of Giving event is centered on the idea that creating art is a…
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Care for Kids with Breathing Ailments Recognized

A national program to ensure patients and families make informed decisions and receive quality respiratory care has recognized Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas for providing outstanding services. Only 700 U.S. hospitals – about 15 percent of the total number – have earned the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition…
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Survivor Challenge Builds Strength, Hope

Team Survivor Challenge is a group of pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients and family members training for the Color Run Austin 5K on Sunday, May 7. For these special runners, their sense of achievement will go far beyond crossing the finish line. Survivor Challenge began in 2007 as a…
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Dell Children’s Committed to Zero Harm

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is teaming up with more than 90 children’s hospitals nationwide committed to patient safety. The hospitals are part of Children’s Hospitals’ Solutions for Patient Safety(SPS), a national learning network dedicated to providing children with the highest quality and safest care possible. The…
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G is for Grover

Sesame Street‘s Grover recently paid a visit to kids at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. Our favorite furry, blue Muppet sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with the kids, told stories about Cookie Monster and gave each child a big hug. Grover was in town for the Impact…
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Prevent Allergy: Feed Your Little Peanut…Peanuts

Many parents wonder and often worry about the right age to safely begin feeding their child peanut products, to prevent an allergic reaction. According to two new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, infants who eat peanut products early in life are less likely to develop…
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Top 5 Tips to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy

Dental health is important at any age, but even more critical is starting out early in life with a strong foundation of healthy oral health habits. The experts at Dell Children’s Medical Center offer five tips for parents to keep their kids’ teeth in tip-top shape. 1. Start Dental Care…
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