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A well-known Fort Worth hospital is thinking outside the box as it expands. Everything began with a sketch and now hundreds of young patients are involved.
North Texas has already seen plenty of ice and deep freezes this winter. And yet, we are still sneezing. Allergy season starts early in Texas. But it could actually be worse.
Many people across North Texas are struggling to find the flu shot. However, local health officials said that there are still plenty of doses available throughout the area.
For the first time this season, Collin County and Hunt County are reporting flu-related deaths. A total of 34 people in North Texas have now died after flu-related complications.
The number of people dying from the flu has gone up again in North Texas. Both Collin and Hunt County reported their first flu-related deaths of the season on Monday.
More than 118,500 Texans have used the federal health care web site to sign up for insurance. The federal Department of Health and Human Services released statistics Monday that show Texas ranked fourth in the nation.
The small lobby of the Neighborhood Clinic on Collins in Arlington was cramped with patients Monday, many of them suffering flu-like symptoms. When asked if the number of patients was larger than normal a doctor said, “Oh goodness, yes!”
A California chicken farm that reopened over the weekend after it was shut because of a cockroach infestation says it’s “voluntarily and temporarily” suspending operations again.
Dr. Ian Smith of “The Doctors” has written a new book detailing his updated ‘super shred diet’ that, he said, can help you lose up to 20 pounds in just four weeks.
Dallas County and other North Texas health departments are overrun with people — who are only now getting vaccinated for fear they’ll get the flu. The rush comes even though health officials have urged people to get their shot since last September.
As if the flu outbreak hasn’t been bad enough, North Texas hospitals are seeing a big jump in children testing positive for RSV, a respiratory illness with symptoms that closely mirror the flu.