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Dell Children’s reveals child abuse maps

Community leaders gathered to discuss findings, solutions at child maltreatment summit Unfortunately, doctors see child abuse issues every day. Experts at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, part of Ascension, recently offered data for community leaders and collaborators to consider at a child maltreatment summit. Using information…
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Preparing for Disasters: Keeping Kids in Mind

New national recommendations released by Dell Children’s trauma surgeon AUSTIN, Texas – (July 25, 2016) – When a child is severely injured and seconds count, care at a pediatric trauma center that’s equipped with doctors and nurses specially trained in caring for infants and children can greatly improve chances of…
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Raising Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness

Patients, families gather with Dell Children’s community to celebrate cleft and craniofacial successes Julia Kate Tucker had multiple palate surgeries until she was just over a year old. She recently celebrated her second birthday. Her mom, Susie Tucker, describes Julia as outgoing and strong-willed, “just like any…
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Innovation Challenge Winner Revealed

Local business leaders, Mayor Adler, inventors celebrate creative health care solutions at Dell Children’s Creative thinkers, business leaders and health care providers came together to recognize winners of the first ever Innovation Challenge at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The winning innovation –…
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Innovation Thrives at Dell Children’s

Austin business leaders team up with innovators for the Dell Children’s Innovation Challenge Health care innovators are gearing up for the final results of the first-ever Innovation Challenge at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, an employee innovation workshop series and competition for…
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Anesthesia Q&A

Recently, several physicians at Dell Children Medical Center of Central Texas sat down to answer some of the most common questions they get about anesthesia. While having your child undergo anesthesia can be a scary and stressful experience, it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found that educating kids and their families about what…
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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 form…
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