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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

VA medical center Dallas

Responses Abound After Inspector General Announces VA Investigation

The Inspector General’s office is investigating claims someone ordered staff at the VA Medical Center in Dallas to destroy appointment records.

CBS 11–05/16/2014

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Two Flu Deaths Reported In Denton County, Doctors Encourage Flu Shots

The flu has claimed two more lives in Denton County, including that of a young girl who did not receive a flu shot.

CBS 11–01/06/2014

Parkland

Hundreds Turn To Parkland For Health Insurance Help

To help people apply and determine if they are eligible for coverage, Parkland’s certified application counselors are walking people through the process from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

10/23/2013

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Some Worried ACA Will Worsen Doctor Shortage

For many North Texans the months-long wait times for a doctor’s appointment has become the norm and all this is before the Affordable Care Act extends coverage to possibly millions more Americans.

CBS 11–10/04/2013

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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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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

An Intensive Care Unit patient is comforted by her daughter. (credit: Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

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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North Texas Program Helping Cancer Patients Cope For 35 Years

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. CBS 11 News took a closer look at a North Texas program that has been helping people cope with the challenging diagnosis for 35 years.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2012

Former Hurricane Katrina evacuee Dr. Christopher Bloom is now a licensed Texas physician who makes house calls. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Katrina Evacuee Now Texas Doc Making Local House Calls

Doctor Christopher Bloom watched the chaos of Hurricane Katrina unfold from Houston. After Katrina, Bloom was left unemployed. The once well-connected New Orleans physician decided to start over in North Texas.

CBS 11–08/29/2012

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Study: Huge Sticker Shock Over Appendix Removal Costs

What do hospitals charge to remove an appendix? The startling answer is that it could be the same as the price of a refrigerator — or a house. A new study found huge disparities in patients’ bills ranging from — $1,500 to $180,000, with an average of $33,000.

04/23/2012

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Defense Rests In Texas Bleach Injection Trial

A nurse accused in the deaths of five dialysis patients has declined to testify in her East Texas trial.

03/27/2012

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