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Ascension’s Seton Medical Mission at Home Provides Needed Heathcare for Hays Residents

By on January 29, 2017 in Central Texas, Featured, Pro Bono with 0 Comments
Ascension’s Seton Medical Mission at Home Provides Needed Heathcare for Hays Residents

The Ascension Medical Mission at Home and Seton Healthcare Family brought to Hays County, the product of more than 500 volunteers and community organizations to meet the medical needs of residents.

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More than 45,000 March in Austin in Support of Women and Family Rights

By on January 21, 2017 in Central Texas, Featured, Health News Texas with 0 Comments
More than 45,000 March in Austin in Support of Women and Family Rights

More than 45,000 men, women and children of all ages crowded into downtown Austin on a bright Saturday afternoon for the Women’s March on Austin.

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Easter Seals Central Texas Brings “Day of the Dead” To Life With Austin Celebration

By on September 6, 2015 in Central Texas, Health News Texas with 0 Comments
Easter Seals Central Texas Brings “Day of the Dead” To Life With Austin Celebration

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Day, is a Mexican holiday recognized around the world, but leave it to Austin to bring the Day of the Dead to life for a good cause with music, cultural performances, art, kid’s activities and lots and lots of great food and drink.

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Heart Keeps Ticking 25-Years for Austin Transplant Recipient

By on June 4, 2013 in Central Texas, Featured with 0 Comments
Heart Keeps Ticking 25-Years for Austin Transplant Recipient

At the age of 56, Twain Schieffer was told he had less than 48 hours to live. That was twenty-five long years ago and he’s alive and well to celebrate the occasion with a “re-birthday” cake at the hospital where the transplant was performed.

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New Seton Technology Links Cancer Specialists Across Central Texas

By on February 17, 2013 in Central Texas, Featured with 0 Comments
New Seton Technology Links Cancer Specialists Across Central Texas

As advances in cancer treatment have saved millions of lives, patients are now faced with more complex treatment decisions than ever before. Using state-of-the-art video technology (telemedicine) and nurse navigators the Cancer Care Collaborative (CCC) at Seton Medical Center Austin is enhancing the way physicians coordinate cancer care for their patients.

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Dell Children’s Uses New Technology for Wellness and Obesity

By on January 7, 2013 in Central Texas, Featured with 0 Comments
Dell Children’s Uses New Technology for Wellness and Obesity

Wearing a medical mask and dragging an IV cart, 10-year old Madeline Gambrell entered the crowded room followed closely by her masked six-year old sister Savannah and father George. She and her sister immediately sat at a table filled with Dell’s latest tablet and began playing the Coloring Bratz Dolls game.

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Care-A-Van Rides Into Sunset, New Version Rises with Sun

By on October 1, 2012 in Central Texas, Featured with 0 Comments
Care-A-Van Rides Into Sunset, New Version Rises with Sun

For years, Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital in Luling has operated the Children’s Care-a-Van, a mobile home-size doctor’s office on wheels that travels regularly to Caldwell County schools and churches and provides affordable health care to low-income children up to age 18 who otherwise do not get medical services.

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Students Urged to Keep the Lid on Sodas

By on September 9, 2012 in Central Texas with 0 Comments
Students Urged to Keep the Lid on Sodas

Can you go a day without a Dr Pepper? Several days without Sprite? A month without Mug Root Beer? That is the challenge Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the Austin Independent School District (AISD) are putting before students and their families – in effect, Don’t Do the Dew.

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Seton’s Garza: Obamacare is Significant Step Towards Better Care

By on June 28, 2012 in Central Texas with 0 Comments
Seton’s Garza: Obamacare is Significant Step Towards Better Care

“The passage of health care reform marked a significant step towards better care for all Americans,” said Jesús Garza, interim executive director for the Seton Healthcare Family.

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Shattered Glass and Dreams in Seton Mock Student Accident

By on April 4, 2012 in Central Texas with 0 Comments
Shattered Glass and Dreams in Seton Mock Student Accident

Broken glass and broken dreams filled Steck Ave as it intersected with Mesa Drive in North Austin. Death was everywhere – literally walking the streets followed by a number of zombies. Austin Police, Fire and EMS team up with Dell Children’s Hospital and Anderson High School to save student lives by showing consequences of drinking and driving.

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