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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 expands food allergy center

Dell Children’s expands food allergy center Food allergies among children are on the rise. The number of children diagnosed with food allergies has increased by 18 percent in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Food allergy affects approximately 2 kids in each school classroom, and can significantly impact quality of…
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Meet Moxi the Hospital Robot Assistant

Meet Moxi the Hospital Robot Assistant There’s a new innovative addition to Dell Children’s Medical Center, meet “Moxi” the hospital robot assistant. Moxi, is about five feet tall and can extend both higher and lower in height, featuring blue and pink LED lights for eyes and one arm capable of picking up supplies.
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Dell Children’s expands mental health care services

Dell Children’s expands mental health care services The Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit at Dell Children’s now offers outpatient care for pediatric mental health patients. The Texas Child Study Center recently moved into the Grace Grego Maxwell Mental Health Unit. The pediatric mental health unit opened in May, with both inpatient…
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IndyCar drivers visit patients at Dell Children’s

IndyCar drivers visit patients at Dell Children’s The inaugural season of NTT IndyCar Series classic recently kicked-off in Austin, where the Ascension Seton emergency medicine team was onsite to provide trauma care. IndyCar drivers also pulled into Dell Children’s to meet with patients. IndyCar racers, Santino Ferrucci, Oliver Askew and Robert Megennis handed out Racing For Kids…
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Ascension Texas announces new Chief Nursing Officer

Ascension Texas announces new Chief Nursing Officer Ascension Texas recently announced that Steven J. Brockman-Weber will serve as Chief Nursing Officer, effective February 18. Brockman-Weber is an experienced healthcare leader, serving in a chief nursing officer role the last 16 years of his career and with more than three decades…
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Superhero Discharge Party for a Real Superhero

Superhero Discharge Party for a Real Superhero After 56 days at Dell Children’s, it was a superhero discharge party for 5-year-old Owen Coulter! On December 13, 2018,  Owen was rushed to Dell Children’s with flu like symptoms when he went into cardiac arrest. Medical staff performed CPR on him for more than an hour. His remarkable road to recovery has…
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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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