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Life-Changing Surgery for Teenage Boy from Guatemala

Life-Changing Surgery for Teenage Boy from Guatemala Thanks to Dell Children’s Medical Center and Austin charity SpineHope, one young man is now able to walk tall. Fourteen-year-old Samuel Esteban, of Guatemala, suffered from kyphoscoliosis, a disorder which left him in pain much of the time. His spine had twisted front to back, and curved outward 180 degrees.
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Open Heart Surgery Saves the Life of a Teenage Athlete

Open Heart Surgery Saves the Life of a Teenage Athlete It’s estimated that one in every 250 high school student athletes is at risk of a serious cardiac condition that could result in sudden death. These deaths are typically the result of a hidden heart defect. That was the case for 13-year-old Joaquim Solis when a rare heart defect…
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Measles: What to know

Measles: What to know Already in 2018, more than 100 cases of measles have been reported across more than 20 states, including Texas according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Interestingly, the CDC says a majority of reported cases were in individuals who were not vaccinated. Kimberly Avila Edwards, M.D., pediatrician…
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Lunch time success for the new school year

Lunch time success for the new school year Tips for creating delicious and nutritious school lunches Packing a lunch for school can become a monotonous task and kids can quickly tire of typical lunch fare. And for parents who have picky eaters, figuring out what to send each day can be a real challenge. Maryam Navarro, registered…
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Dell Children’s receives highest distinction for surgical care

Dell Children’s receives highest distinction for surgical care Level I Children’s Surgery Center verification offers unparalleled surgical care to infants & children  (AUSTIN, Texas – July 11, 2018) — Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas has been verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program…
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Protecting Your Children from Heatstroke

Protecting Your Children from Heatstroke Hot weather poses danger for children in cars Every summer, tragic and preventable deaths happen when children are left alone in a hot car. The inside of a car can reach dangerous temperatures quickly. Children are particularly vulnerable to high temperatures because their small bodies heat up three to five…
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