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Posts during April 2016

Laundry Pods Packed with Poison

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

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

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

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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Care for Kids with Breathing Ailments Recognized

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 award…
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