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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more serious?…
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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

New study shows playing a variety of sports may prevent injury in young kids A growing number of kids in the U.S. are playing sports seriously at a young age, but new research shows specializing in one single sport too soon may not be the healthiest for your…
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Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange

There’s another orange tower glowing in Austin’s skyline. Following a football victory by the University of Texas Longhorns Saturday night, Dell Children’s lit its tower orange in support of the team who has visited patients and families at the hospital for nearly a decade. For the remaining football season,…
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Dell Children’s leads fight against life-threatening disease

Mom: “Thank you for bringing hope home to us.” Researchers at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas have launched a local clinical investigation of a potential treatment for a rare, often fatal genetic disorder known as Niemann-Pick Type C1 (NPC1). “We want to commit our resources to…
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Commentary: Continue drug pricing program for families in need

Last year, as my little girl was transitioning to adulthood, she experienced headaches so painful that we raced to the hospital fearing meningitis. The doctors at Dell Children’s quickly ruled out that risk, but it took two months to pinpoint Ariana’s condition, a normally benign disease that was attacking her…
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Dell Children’s nationally recognized for food allergy

Allergy experts join highly-selective national research and clinical network Children who suffer from food allergies in Central Texas can now access important specialty care at a nationally recognized “Center of Excellence,” right here at home. ‘Specially for Children, an affiliate of Dell Children’s Medical…
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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Making school lunch more heart-friendly

Children’s low heart health scores increase risk of future heart disease Tips on how to make school lunch more heart-friendly Back-to-school is just upon us, yet some scores are already in, and they aren’t good.  A new scientific statement published by the American Heart Association…
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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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