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Camp iHope Helping North Texas Kids Deal With Cancer

A unique North Texas summer camp is giving hope and helping kids fight cancer at the same time. Camp iHope was started at Medical City Children’s Hospital in Dallas. The idea is to help sick kids temporarily forget their difficult reality.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2014

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3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them using relatively new 3-D imaging along with conventional scans.

06/24/2014

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Dallas VA Center Among Nation’s Worst Wait Times For New Patients

Both Dallas and Fort Worth facilities are identified among the 81 national VA centers requiring further review.

06/09/2014

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Police: Patient Arrested For Stealing Ambulance

Moments after an ambulance pulled into the parking lot at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth, the patient inside jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away.

KRLD–02/25/2014

Personal photo of suspected Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis. (credit: Kristi Suthamtekwakul)

Another Mass Shooting Renews Mental Health Debate, Texas Near Bottom In Spending

Texas ranks near the bottom in regards to spending per mental health patient.

CBS 11–09/17/2013

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Kaufman Police Investigating Nursing Home Patient’s Head Injuries

At the Kaufman Healthcare Center nursing home, relatives of one patient are deeply concerned and angry about what they say happened to her.

06/03/2013

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Review: State Hospitals Could Use More Oversight

A Texas newspaper’s review of more than three dozen deaths at state-run mental health hospitals between 2005 and 2012 shows the need for more oversight.

04/28/2013

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No One Fix To Slow Hospital Readmission Epidemic

More than 1 million Americans wind up back in the hospital only weeks after they left for reasons that could have been prevented — a revolving door that for years has seemed impossible to

02/10/2013

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MedStar Making House Calls For Medicare Patients

John Farris has been answering emergency calls as a paramedic for 10 years. But the MedStar employee always wished he didn’t have to be on the scene after a medical condition put the patient in danger.

02/06/2013

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DFW West Nile Victim Looks To Start Support Group

Art Creech is working to regain his life three years after going to the doctor with flu-like symptoms. Creech suffered from menongital-encephalitis, one of the most dangerous types of West Nile virus-related illnesses.

08/28/2012

Methodist Health System in Dallas. (Credit: Jason Allen/KTVT)

Wrong Patient Receives Organ From Methodist Medical Center

The kidney and pancreas transplant program at Methodist Medical Center has been put on hold after a patient was given a kidney meant for someone else, a hospital spokeswoman confirmed.

07/05/2012

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Hospital Improving Heart Attack Patient Response Time

Moments matter when anyone suffers a heart attack. But it’s not just about how fast the ambulance can get a heart attack victim to the hospital. It’s also about how fast the hospital can treat the patient.

CBS 11–07/04/2012

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