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  • June 27, 2019

    #AlpacaTheHope: Wellstone Employee Pays it Forward to Families Battling Childhood Cancer

    What is your purpose?

    For Kati Davenport, APRN, it is her commitment to supporting children and families across the nation who have been affected by pediatric cancer.

    Davenport’s son, Declan, was 13 years old when he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer.

    Declan received 17 rounds of high dose chemotherapy and 41 rounds of radiation to his left pelvis at MD Anderson in Houston. Declan finished his cancer treatments in 2018 and the soon-to-be sophomore high school student is enjoying school, working and playing golf.

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  • June 20, 2019

    A Guide to Men's Health Screenings

    Sometimes making checkup appointments and seeing the eye doctor doesn’t feel all that important. Health screenings get pushed to the next year or worse, are simply never thought about. However, getting screenings is one the most essential things a man can do for his health. If you don’t know about a problem, you can’t make it better and you can possibly lose the window of opportunity to improve or even save your life. So, break out the date book and get ready to schedule some screenings.

     

    High Blood Pressure

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  • May 13, 2019

    Harker Heights Man Pleased with Skin Cancer Removal Surgery at Seton Harker Heights

    For over ten years, Robert Crouch had an unusual skin irritation on his left ear.

    “It would bleed all the time and it was hard to cover up,” Crouch shared. “I would always have to put creams on it and I was afraid for people to see it. It would flair up and I thought it was some kind of skin irritation, so I’d clean it up, put on cortisone cream and it would go away for a while.”

    The skin irritation looked like a cluster of small popped blood vessels and would always return, traveling to other parts of his ear.

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  • April 26, 2019

    Staging Parkinson’s Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually breaks down or kills certain nerve cells (neurons) in the brain. Parkinson’s causes abnormal brain activity, leading to symptoms that impact movement and more. The signs and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s may vary in their severity between patients. Although there is no cure for the disease, staging Parkinson’s helps doctors diagnose, control and improve symptoms.

    Stage I

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  • April 17, 2019

    Mother of Three Recommends Seton Medical Center Harker Heights for Maternity Care

    Devin Brummett and her husband Charles have their hands full with three boys under the age of eight- and wouldn’t want it any other way.

    “It gets loud and rambunctious at times, but it’s fun,” Brummett laughed.

    Devin Brummett RN, BSN, is the ED Nurse Manager at Seton Harker Heights and has worked at the facility since November 2014. The mother of three took a few minutes outside of her role as an ED Nurse Manager to discuss her two exceptional birthing experiences at Seton Harker Heights.

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  • March 15, 2019

    The Importance of Sleep Hygiene

    Everyone (we hope) can attest to the feeling of waking up alert and refreshed after a good night’s rest. Sleep is the foundation for good health and is one of the best ways to naturally enhance one’s physical health, brain function and emotional well-being. Quality sleep can improve your mood, boost energy levels and fight off anxiety and depression.

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  • February 28, 2019

    Heart attack symptoms in women

    Ladies, listen to your body. Even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, women often mistake the symptoms of heart attack to less life-threatening conditions like the flu or aging.

    At least 10% of women experience no chest pain during a heart attack. Although the classic signs of heart attack, like crushing chest pain or arm pain, can happen to any individual experiencing a cardiac emergency, women don’t always get the same classic symptoms as men.

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  • February 20, 2019

    Mended Hearts Meetings at Seton Harker Heights

    Supporting patients in every way possible is important to us at Seton Medical Center Harker Heights. We are pleased to offer support to those with heart disease and their loved ones. Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in Texas and the United States. Mended Hearts is a national and community based non-profit organization that offers the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers. 

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  • February 19, 2019

    Seton Harker Heights Employee Participates in Jeep Charity Event

    If you are a Jeep lover and you live in Central Texas, you have probably heard about Austin JeepPeople‘s biggest annual event, the Polar Bear Run.

    The Austin JeepPeople Polar Bear Run brings together members of the Jeep community for a weekend of family, fun and giving back. The highly anticipated event’s motto is, “Drive down warm and get cold!”

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  • February 13, 2019

    Eating Right for Your Heart

    We know both exercise and diet are the best weapons to fight heart disease, but how important is the diet part? How does diet influence heart health?

    Poor diet can be detrimental to your health, and can lead to obesity, which puts you at a higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and more. Nearly 70% of American adults are obese, according to the American Heart Association.

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