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Communication Mix-Up At Hospital Where Dallas Man Treated For Ebola

Doctors at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas acknowledge there was a communication mix-up involving now patient Thomas Eric Duncan days before he was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

CBS 11–7 hours ago

Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

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

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

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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JPS Hospital Activates ‘Code Yellow’ Status

A virulent flu strain is being blamed for the deaths of dozens of North Texans and has sickened many more. At John Peter Smith in Fort Worth, emergency room traffic has jumped some 35 percent.

01/16/2014

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New Emergency Center Opens In Fort Worth

Marion Emergency Care Center at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth opened its doors Saturday morning.

01/11/2014

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Surgeon Who Tried To Save JFK Reflects On Assassination Anniversary

Memories are flooding back from 50 years ago when President JFK was gunned down in Dallas, especially for the last surviving surgeon who tried to save his life.

CBS 11–11/18/2013

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New North Texas Clinics Providing Neighborhood Kid Care

This year alone, 150,000 children will make a trip to the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. But the hospital says some of those youngsters could be treated more quickly, and at a lower cost, closer to home.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2013

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Oversight Committee Had Problems Getting VA Hospital Answers

Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Study: More Children Experiencing Choking Incidents

Statistics show that food related choking incidents in children are on the rise. According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking is the leading cause of childhood injuries showing up in emergency rooms.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

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New Urgent Care Center Offers Hope Of Shorter ER Times

Starting today it could very well be easier for children in Tarrant County to get medical care. This morning Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth opened the doors today on a new urgent care center, meant to relieve pressure on hospital emergency room.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

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