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A bottle of the pertussis vaccine against whooping cough and a syringe are show in a pharmacy. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Whooping Cough Reaches Outbreak Level In Texas

Whooping cough has reached an outbreak level in the state. More than 1600 cases of the deadly, dangerous virus are reported.

08/19/2013

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Texas Hospital Construction Takes Divergent Paths

The view from two helipads atop the new 17-story Parkland Memorial Hospital provides a dizzying panorama of Dallas’ burgeoning medical district. The new Parkland is being called “the largest hospital construction project in America.”

07/05/2013

Demonstrators fill the Texas House chamber, both in protest and support of a bill with tough abortion restrictions. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Legislators On Verge Of Passing Abortion Law

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state.

06/24/2013

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From Minor To Critical – Doc Talks Plant Explosion Injuries

After the explosion at the West Fertilizer plant in West, first responders took the majority of those injured to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

CBSDFW.COM–04/18/2013

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Who Decides Fate For Terminally Ill Patients?

Lawmakers are planning to hear testimony on who decides the terminally ill patient’s fate when the family and doctors disagree.

03/19/2013

A nurse performs a mammogram on a patient. (credit: Mychele Daniau/AFP/Getty Images)

State Says Needs Of New Women’s Health Program Can Be Met

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has signed up more than enough doctors to treat the poor women who depended on Planned Parenthood for family planning services and check-ups.

01/07/2013

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Witten’s Slow Start May Involve A Cowboys’ Hidden Medical Truth

The medical clearance Witten was given for the Week 1 victory against the Giants came from a New York spleen specialist but only after Cowboys doctors fell short of fully clearing him.

09/24/2012

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DPS Completing Launch Of Texas Online Rx Database

Pharmacists have been sending the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) information on your prescriptions since 1982 and now the information is going online. DPS has completed two of the three-phase online launch of the Texas Prescription Program.

08/02/2012

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Opinion: A Doctor’s Opinion Of Obamacare

Good, hard-working Americans shouldn’t be forced to contemplate leaving their chosen profession as they are with federal laws such as Obamacare.

07/09/2012

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Texas Docs Cut Back On Poor Patients

A Texas Medical Association study shows the number of Texas doctors willing to accept government-funded health insurance plans for the poor and elderly is dropping dramatically.

07/08/2012

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Weight Loss Doctor Looks At Controversial Diet Pill

The FDA is taking a second look at a weight loss drug that had once been rejected. A local weight loss doctor explains why he is excited about the pill.

02/22/2012

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Family Care Doctors Are In High Demand

The federal government awarded $9.1 million to medical students in 30 states and the District of Columbia. The recipients will serve as primary care doctors.

02/20/2012

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