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Arlington Couple Files Suit After Doctors Remove Wrong Kidney

He braced himself for terrible news when the doctor said, “I need to talk to you.” But never did an Arlington man imagine what he was about to hear. Glenn Hermes then learned that doctors had removed his health kidney and left the cancerous one inside.

CBSDFW.COM–06/12/2014

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Dallas VA Medical Center Wait Times Among Highest In The U.S.

How many times have you complained about having a hard time getting an appointment with your family doctor? But if you’re a veteran living in the Dallas area, you can expect a wait time that’s 12 times longer than private citizens.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by Merritt Hawkins, an Irving-based healthcare search and consulting firm, people living in the metroplex will wait an average of five days for a doctor’s appointment.

CBS 11–06/09/2014

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Parents Question If Girls Are Visiting Gynecologist Too Early

Most parents will tell you their children grow up too fast. More and more, gynecologists are seeing girls as young as 13-years-old. Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth recently began following the recommendation.

CBS 11–04/16/2014

Does My Health Insurance Work Outside Of The United States?

Most health plans do not cover medical services outside of the United States.

03/20/2014

Who Can I Contact With Problems About My Insurer?

Under the Affordable Care Act, consumers have the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance company.

03/20/2014

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Vasectomies On Rise During March Madness

The first week of March Madness is also the most popular week of the year for men to get vasectomies, according to Texas urologist Dr. Grant Fowler.

03/19/2014

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Powerful New Painkiller Has Some Addiction Specialists Worried

A powerful new opiate has been approved by the FDA and will hit the market next month, but some Doctors are already sounding the addiction alarm.

02/27/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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“Miracle Child” Receives Full Lung Transplant

Nancy Magana is one of just hundred babies who’ve received a full lung transplant at 8 weeks of age.

02/07/2014

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Flu Starting To Make Its Way Into North Texas

Something doctors say they have noticed this season is just how fast the virus can spread through an entire family.

01/08/2014

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8-Year-Old Gives Back To Pediatric Patients In Irving

A third grader from Coppell exemplifies what the holiday spirit of putting others first is all about.

12/13/2013

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