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Trauma

“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”—Tips to Avoid Falls

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” These are words we never want our elderly parents or grandparents to say. Yet the likelihood of their falling is high. One-third of adults age 65 and older falls each year. For our elderly population, falls result in moderate and severe injuries, including: Lacerations Hip, spine, leg or …

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Helpful Tips For Keeping You and Your Family Safe From Fire And Household Burns

Two Central Texas children and their mother were killed this month when space heaters caused a fire. Those children lost their lives, but Safe Kids Mid-Texas Coalition Coordinator Susan Burchfield said if families follow fire safety precautions, this doesn’t have to happen. “Having a working smoke alarm reduces a person’s chances of dying a fire …

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A brave little girl’s devastating accident

Of the more than 3,500 plastic surgery patients who come to Scott & White each year, fewer than 10 percent are children. But their lives are dramatically changed when the Scott & White team members are called upon, as is illustrated by the story of one young patient who was saved by the heroic work …

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