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Non-Profit Turns Up “The Bling” To Raise Cancer Awareness

A North Texas based non-profit is turning up the ‘bling’ to raise awareness about ovarian cancer. The disease is often called the ‘silent killer’—taking the lives of some 15,000 women every year.

09/10/2014

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Non-Profit Joins Fight Against Ebola Outbreak, Sends Supplies

A Dallas-based charity will send medical supplies to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

08/01/2014

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Best Television Medical Dramas

Over the last couple of months I have had some close loved ones in and out of the hospital. But now that everyone is doing better, it reminded me of the great TV medical dramas.

07/10/2014

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Review: Veterans Affairs A Struggling Agency Beset With Ills

A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans.

06/28/2014

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North Texas Hospital’s New $6.5 Million Jet Is A Mobile ICU

A new multi-million dollar jet is helping one North Texas hospital shuttle some very sick children. The plane dubbed the “Cook Teddy Jet” recently had its first patient — a baby barely a month old.

CBS 11–06/18/2014

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Largest Texas Health Insurer: Technical Glitch Is Causing Deductible Problem

CBS 11 News has learned that the largest health insurer in Texas hasn’t been paying some of its bills. The problem has caused some people to take out loans and cash in investments, to pay for medical charges that are supposed to be covered.

CBSDFW.COM–06/10/2014

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“Speak Your Mind” Campaign Tackles Mental Health Issues

The state is using new resources to help teens and young adults tackle mental health issues with its newly launched “Speak Your Mind” campaign.

06/09/2014

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Doctors: Fight Illness With “Fist-Bumps” Over Handshakes

A way to develop trust, the handshake is the universal sign of a deal. But some healthcare facilities are now urging their employees to do away with the handshake.

05/22/2014

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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

JPS

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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