Stop the Bleed

A life-threatening injury can happen anywhere, and the closest help is almost always a bystander — be it a friend, a family member or a complete stranger. And because a…

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Celebrating the New Year safely
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Celebrating the New Year safely

To many, New Year's Eve means silly hats, noisemakers and fireworks displays. To help you and your loved ones have a safe and happy New Year's holiday, Health Focus SA…

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When the heart stops

If someone suffers cardiac arrest in their living room or on the street, should they be rushed to the hospital? For most people, the answer is a resounding “yes.” But…

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Fine-tuning a treatment for hearts

Sudden cardiac arrest is unfortunately common and often deadly — bringing many people to hospital emergency rooms. Among the challenges of treating them is the fact that the malfunctioning heart…

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You versus car

It’s all too common at University Hospital for us to take care of people hit by cars and trucks while crossing the street — more than 200 a year, on…

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I’m an ER doc

Over the past year, the first 10 doctors in our inaugural emergency medicine residency program have been hard at work in University Hospital’s Emergency Department, developing new skills and perfecting…

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Beware the bristles!

It’s a Texas tradition, firing up the backyard grill. But how you clean that grill between uses could mean the difference between a savory meal and a trip to the…

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