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Beansprout Pediatrics was prepared for the pandemic. Its team—five pediatricians, four pediatric nurse practitioners and 25 ancillary staff—was following the coronavirus news out of China and had stocked up on personal protective equipment.

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Dell Children's Medical Center just announced that it will build a new, full-service hospital on Avery Ranch Boulevard in Williamson County, and that it will add a 4-story tower to the main location.

According to the release:

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Austin residents, worried about contracting COVID-19 themselves, are avoiding local emergency rooms.

St. David's HealthCare, which operates six ERs in Austin, has seen a nearly 50% decrease in ER visits this month compared to April 2019. Cardiac-related visits are down 55%, and stroke visits 44% for the same period.

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The almost complete ban on abortions stemming from an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott in March has come to an end, The Texas Tribune reports:
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