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Researchers: Hispanics May Have Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

North Texas researchers say Mexican American Hispanics may have an increased risk of developing memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease — early.

03/17/2014

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Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast Cancer

Over the past decade, the phrases ‘BRCA 1’ and ‘BRCA 2’ went mainstream as genetic testing to assess breast cancer risk became common. But, now, doctors are telling patients whose tests were negative to get retested.

CBS 11–02/18/2014

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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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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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Experts Defend New Heart Attack Prevention Advice

Heart experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups.

11/18/2013

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The Future Of Medicine On Display In Irving

Irving based Novation the largest hospital supply contractor in the country is behind the expo which put the future of medicine on display.

10/02/2013

New test for amyloid plaque could hep with Alzheimer's research. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia

New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia.

07/16/2013

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Former Big Box Store To Be Health Care ‘Supermarket’

Where most just see a big, vacant space JPS sees a location next to their patients that’s easy to access.

06/25/2013

2013 Global Marijuana March in downtown Fort Worth (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Supporters Gather For Global Marijuana March In Fort Worth

A few hundred marchers peacefully made their way through downtown Fort Worth on Saturday supporting the Global Marijuana March.

05/06/2013

An inmate waits for the bars to a dorm at a minimum-security facility in Texas to be opened. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Texas May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing Homes

Texas officials are exploring the possibility of paroling the state’s most infirm inmates to secure nursing homes to save on the high cost of meeting their medical needs.

10/03/2012

People make their way across Canal Street on August 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is bracing for the approach of Hurricane Isaac. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Help From North Texas Heading Toward The Gulf Coast

While coastal residents pack up and flee in the face of Isaac, North Texans are packing up and heading toward the storm.

08/28/2012

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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

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