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Large-scale data project to help vulnerable babies

Large-scale data project to help vulnerable babies Premature babies face a number of potential health threats after they are born. But how can hospitals predict when complications might become dangerous? And are these signs of problems — such as cerebral palsy, autism and developmental delays — that might appear later in life?…
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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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New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s

New heart mapping technology at Dell Children’s At nine years old, Sofia Dahlberg is a typical vivacious and active kid. When not playing volleyball or tennis, she’s honing her acting skills, most recently as Miss Hannigan in her school’s performance of Annie. But because of an abnormal heart rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia) diagnosed at age…
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Cholesterol: All in the family?

Cholesterol: All in the family? Blood tests during immunizations can detect high cholesterol risks in children, parents Routine immunization visits can help prevent diseases before they strike. Now, a study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows that an additional heel stick during these appointments can identify genetic markers for high cholesterol –…
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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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Hook ‘em Horns: Dell Children’s glows orange

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

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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Dell Children’s nationally recognized for food allergy

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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