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Reyna New Board President for Large Urology Group Practice Association

Reyna New Board President for Large Urology Group Practice Association

By on December 4, 2013 in Health News Texas with 0 Comments

A San Antonio physician has been named new president of the board for the Large Urology Group Practice Association, the association representing 121 large urology group practices and 20 percent of the nation’s urologists

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Prescription Addicted Central Texans Sought For Clinical Trial

Prescription Addicted Central Texans Sought For Clinical Trial

By on December 1, 2013 in Health News Texas with 0 Comments

The most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S. are fostering a wave of painkiller addiction. Prescription opioids are the focus of the Seton Mind Institute’s first-ever National Institutes of Health-sanctioned clinical trial.

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Texas Chapter Tops March of Dimes Foundation with Support from Stripes Stores

Texas Chapter Tops March of Dimes Foundation with Support from Stripes Stores

By on November 24, 2013 in Health News Texas with 0 Comments

The Texas chapter of the March of Dimes Foundation has been named the top chapter in the organization for the work in the fields of healthy pregnancies, premature births and birth defects through programs and services across the state.

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National Health News

Texas Children’s Awarded “Wired” Recognition

Texas Children’s Awarded “Wired” Recognition

By on August 14, 2013 in National Health News with 0 Comments

Texas Children’s Hospital received the “Most Wired Innovator” Award for applying new “wired” technology in serving patients and staff.

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Dell Children’s Medical Center  Earns World’s First LEED for Health Care Platinum Designation

Dell Children’s Medical Center Earns World’s First LEED for Health Care Platinum Designation

By on August 2, 2013 in National Health News with 0 Comments

Austin’s Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is now first in the world – twice – for green building achievements.

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Study Finds Anti-Rejection Drug Reduces Seizures in Patients with Genetic Disorder

Study Finds Anti-Rejection Drug Reduces Seizures in Patients with Genetic Disorder

By on July 29, 2013 in National Health News with 0 Comments

Everolimus, a drug commonly used to treat cancers and prevent rejection of transplanted organs, has been found to reduced the occurrence of seizures in patients with a genetic disorder called tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Patient Care

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Conquer Fear One Step at a Time at Seton Recovery Center

Spinal Cord Injury Patients Conquer Fear One Step at a Time at Seton Recovery Center

By on November 11, 2013 in Patient Care with 5 Comments

For spinal cord injury patients ‘fear’ is a part of everyday life, especially the fear that they may never have the life they once enjoyed. As a quadripertic Daniel Curtis faces that fear daily from his wheelchair.

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The Importance of Well Visits in Pediatrics

The Importance of Well Visits in Pediatrics

By on August 9, 2013 in Patient Care with 0 Comments

As a parent, you understand that visits to the pediatrician are essential when your child is sick or exhibiting symptoms of a medical condition.

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Texas Transplant Patients Compete at World Transplant Games

Texas Transplant Patients Compete at World Transplant Games

By on August 5, 2013 in Patient Care with 0 Comments

Seven transplant recipients from Texas Children’s Hospital joined other members of Team USA at the 19th World Transplant Games in Durban, South Africa.

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Research & Education

Safety Study on Teen Weight Loss Surgery Finds Few Complications

Safety Study on Teen Weight Loss Surgery Finds Few Complications

By on December 6, 2013 in Research & Education with 0 Comments

In the largest in-depth scientific study of its kind on the safety of teen weight-loss surgery, researchers report few short-term complications for adolescents with severe obesity undergoing bariatric surgery.

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ADHD Transitions Challenge Won By New Orleans Rebar Interactive

ADHD Transitions Challenge Won By New Orleans Rebar Interactive

By on November 13, 2013 in Research & Education with 0 Comments

Rebar Interactive has won a $100,000 prize in the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD Transitions Challenge, sponsored by Shire Pharmaceuticals and Health 2.0.

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Addiction to Work Makes Us Stupid, Depressed, Unhealthy, and Hurting Our Careers

Addiction to Work Makes Us Stupid, Depressed, Unhealthy, and Hurting Our Careers

By on November 6, 2013 in Research & Education with 0 Comments

According to a recent Workforce Management study, 55% of employees have seen their workload increase, and 27% say it’s doubled. The constant pressure is creating an unsustainable pattern.

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