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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

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

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Fort Worth’s JPS Hospital Extends Hours

JPS hospital in Fort Worth is extending hours at a network of neighborhood clinics to help relieve the crush of flu patients.

01/18/2014

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Urgent Care Clinics Run Out Of Vaccines

More people are packing into urgent care clinics, seeking a vaccine, as hospitals overflow with flu-concerned patients.

01/12/2014

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Another Ice Storm Byproduct: Storm Related Injuries

The ice may be melting, but not quick enough to keep hundreds of people from injuring themselves and heading to North Texas hospitals.

CBS 11–12/10/2013

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Jobs In Dallas Health Care Have A Healthy Outlook

A job in health care, a growing industry with good wages, just might be what the doctor ordered.

09/30/2013

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Consumer Reports Releases Hospital Ratings

Consumer Reports is out with its annual list of hospital ratings, and several DFW facilities make the cut.

07/31/2013

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Affordable Medical Center Posts Surgery Prices Online

A surgery center, north of the Red River, is offering a new kind of pricing transparency. The Surgery Center of Oklahoma doesn’t wait until after you’ve had a procedure to inform you of the costs. The prices are online.

CBSDFW.COM–07/15/2013

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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