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Despite Glitches, Hundreds At Texas Hospitals To Sign Up On Healthcare.gov

A glitch kept Nina Tillmon of Grand Prairie from completing the process to sign up for insurance on the government’s website healthcare.gov. But she says she’s not too concerned.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

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Final Push On Health Insurance Enrollment

Texas health care advocates are giving a final push on Monday to get uninsured people to buy plans through the federal marketplace on the last day of open enrollment.

03/31/2014

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Family’s Euthanasia Fight For Natty

It all started with a scream. Bradley Newton recalls the September morning when he was awakened by an agonized wail — 19 month old Natalie had fallen into the family’s backyard pool.

03/25/2014

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Court Reviews Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to look at a controversial topic on Tuesday. The debate is over employers offering health insurance that covers the cost of birth control.

03/25/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Hispanics Being Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.

03/24/2014

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Latinos Left Behind In Health Care Overhaul

Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the on the sidelines as the White House races to meet reach 6 million sign-ups.

03/24/2014

A close up picture of one of the The Seals quintuplets born at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas. (Source: Baylor Health)

Meet The Parents Of Quintuplets Born In Dallas Hospital

A beaming mother and an emotional father, Michelle and Steven Seals spoke for the first time about their quintuplets born Tuesday at Baylor Universal Medical Center.

CBS 11–03/20/2014

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Weather Has North Texans Sniffling, Sneezing & More

If you’ve been feeling a bit under the weather, you might be able to actually blame it on the weather. The recent weather has awakened a seasonal monster — mountain cedar.

CBS 11–03/19/2014

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Meet The New Parkland Hospital CEO

There is a new leader to oversee Parkland Hospital’s big move next year. Dr. Frederick P. Cerise joined CBS 11 News in the studio on Tuesday morning to talk about this exciting time at the iconic facility.

03/18/2014

Prescription drug bottles at a pharmacy. (credit: AP)

FDA Chief Defends New Painkiller As Criticism Intensifies

Debate over a powerful new painkiller ratcheted up Thursday as the head of the Food and Drug Administration defended the drug’s approval.

03/13/2014

A family doctor checks a patient's mouth and throat. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Nearly 300,000 Texans Get New Health Insurance

Fewer than 90,000 Texans bought health insurance in the new federally subsidized marketplace in the past month. But U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials say some 295,000 Texans have bought insurance on the marketplace since October.

03/11/2014