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Superheroes drop by Dell Children’s for the day

Superheroes drop by Dell Children’s for the day Superheroes and villains brought big smiles to children and their families at Dell Children’s Medical Center. The Austin Police Department and Wells Fargo teamed up for the fifth annual Superhero Day.With young patients looking on, the superheroes rappelled down the hospital walls into the…
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Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best

Dell Children’s orthopedics ranks among nation’s best U.S. News and World Report releases Best Children’s Hospitals, Dell Children’s in top 50 for pediatric orthopedics For the second consecutive year, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is nationally recognized for its excellence in pediatric orthopedics, according to the U.S. News and World Report list…
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Dell Children’s Emergency Care now at Seton Williamson

Dell Children’s Emergency Care now at Seton Williamson The world-class pediatric emergency care of Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now available in Round Rock. Families with infants, children and teens can visit the ER at Seton Medical Center Williamson to get the same high-quality care of Dell Children’s in Austin. Dell Children’s pediatric emergency experts helped…
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What you need to know about dry drowning

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

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

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

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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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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Kids and sports: Don’t specialize too soon

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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Dell Children’s reveals child abuse maps

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. Learn more…
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