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Former Hurricane Katrina evacuee Dr. Christopher Bloom is now a licensed Texas physician who makes house calls. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Katrina Evacuee Now Texas Doc Making Local House Calls

Doctor Christopher Bloom watched the chaos of Hurricane Katrina unfold from Houston. After Katrina, Bloom was left unemployed. The once well-connected New Orleans physician decided to start over in North Texas.

CBS 11–08/29/2012

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Health Officials: No Need To Call 911 For Mosquito Bites

With hundreds of human cases of the West Nile Virus being reported across Texas and more than a dozen related deaths in North Texas it seems some people are overreacting and calling 911 when they’re bitten by a mosquito.

CBSDFW.COM–08/24/2012

Dr. Philippa Evans in zumba class. (CBS 11 News)

Zumba Helps Fort Worth Doctor’s Stroke Recovery

Doctor Philippa Evans is back in zumba class after several weeks off — and she has hardly missed a beat. It is amazing because just three weeks ago she faced a medical emergency in that same room.

08/15/2012

West Nile Mosquito testing

Doctor Details How West Nile Affected Family

Dr. Theilen of Dallas is a retired Ob/GYN and despite his medical knowledge he didn’t take West Nile seriously.

08/15/2012

Dallas is one of the most stressed out cities. (credit: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

Some Levels Of Stress Can Be Good For You

If you think stress is always bad for you, doctors say you’re going down the wrong road.

07/27/2012

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Hospital Improving Heart Attack Patient Response Time

Moments matter when anyone suffers a heart attack. But it’s not just about how fast the ambulance can get a heart attack victim to the hospital. It’s also about how fast the hospital can treat the patient.

CBS 11–07/04/2012

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North Texas Doctor Accused Of Fraud Gives Up License

A North Texas doctor accused of running a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million has surrendered his medical license.

06/18/2012

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Iowa Police Believe Plano Dr. Was Part Of Murder-Suicide

A prosecutor says a 44-year-old North Texas doctor followed his ex-girlfriend to the home of her new boyfriend in a small Iowa town before killing her and committing suicide.

03/23/2012

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Medicare Fraud Suspect To Appear In Dallas Court

Dr. Jacques Roy will be in court on Monday, asking to be released from jail. Roy is said to be the ringleader of the nation’s largest Medicare fraud.

03/05/2012

An elderly woman clasps her hands.

Millions Now Manage Aging Parents’ Care From Afar

As lifespans lengthen and the number of seniors rapidly grows, more Americans find themselves in the perilous position of struggling to care for an ailing loved one from hundreds or thousands of miles away.

01/26/2012

Two people meet for a kiss. (credit: Liaison)

Sex Poses Surprisingly Low Risk To Heart Patients

Good news: Sex is safe for most heart patients. If you’re healthy enough to walk up two flights of stairs without chest pain or gasping for breath, you can have a love life.

01/20/2012

A physician poses with a stethoscope. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Telling Your Doctor That You Want A Second Opinion

Confirming a diagnosis can sometimes make a big difference. But telling your doctor that you want a second opinion can be uncomfortable.

01/19/2012

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