By Editor on March 2, 2012
The region’s first comprehensive inpatient rehabilitative care center for children of all ages is expected to be ready for occupancy in May of 2013. A new tower addition to the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas will increase capacity, expand existing specialty care services and build new programs not currently available.
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By Editor on February 15, 2012
St. David’s Medical Center has become the first hospital in Austin to join the Texas Cord Blood Bank’s (TCBB) cord blood collection program. The TCBB, a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), is a nonprofit program established by the Texas legislature in 2001 to collect umbilical cord blood, which can benefit patients, usually children, suffering from a number of potentially fatal diseases.
By Editor on February 8, 2012
Fourteen Texas teenagers got the chance to be themselves and spend time with others on the slopes snowboarding and skiing at Winter Park’s National Sports Center for the Disabled. The group was amputee patients from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.
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By Editor on February 7, 2012
One in 500 kids has an inherited disorder that causes high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol that may require medication to control. However, since the problem doesn’t create observable symptoms, as many as half of these kids don’t know they have the condition.
American Airlines, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children to Fly 14 Amputee Patients to Ski at the National Sports Center for the Disabled
By Editor on January 26, 2012
A group of 14 teenage amputee patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will head for the slopes of Colorado next week, thanks to American Airlines and the hospital.
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By Editor on January 14, 2012
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project discovers genetic connection linking two cancers that is likely to expand treatments for patients who currently have poor prognoses.
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By Editor on January 13, 2012
Newborns, toddlers and teens who suffer from heart failure and need heart transplantation to survive just got a life-saving pediatric heart pump that buys time and allows them to grow stronger as they wait for a donor heart.