Parents, Brace Yourselves - Cold, Flu Season Is Here!A variety of bugs are making their way through the region right now, including respiratory viruses and the first wave of the flu.
North Texas Children's Hospitals Seeing Influx Of Patients This Week, Resulting In Longer WaitsEmergency room doctors say before coming to the ER, depending on the severity of your child’s case, you might want to call their pediatrician first or visit an urgent care clinic.
Texas Nurse's Aide Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Incapacitated PatientsThe Harris County District Attorney's Office would not say how many patients were assaulted, only saying there were "multiple allegations" against Ernesto Pedraza.
Tarrant County Flu Cases Have Tripled Since DecemberSome of the hardest hit areas in Tarrant County are near Kennedale. "It's been the hot zone," said Dane Thurston, a physician's assistant at Community Med Urgent Care.
Hospitals Bracing For Bad Flu Season That's Expected To Get Worse"We are seeing a ton of influenza and upper respiratory illnesses," says Seamus Lonergan, M.D., an emergency room physician at Baylor Scott & White Irving.
Texas Senate Votes To Compile Data On Complications From AbortionsThe Texas Senate has again voted to require hospitals and clinics to report complications from abortions performed statewide, and have health officials produce an annual report compiling that data.
Officials Designate 35 Hospitals For Ebola CareHealth officials have designated 35 hospitals across the country as Ebola treatment centers. Two of those facilities are in Texas.
U.S. Hospitals Improvise Ebola Defenses, At A CostWhat does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together a plan to treat patients with the scary, but extremely rare disease.
Task Force Shifts Ebola Patient's Treatment StrategyAt the first hearing held by the Texas Task Force On Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, some of the most experienced infectious disease doctors in Texas discussed lessons learned from the three Ebola cases in Dallas.
Health Officials Urge Hospitals To 'Think Ebola' Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation's hospitals to "think Ebola" and launched a review of procedures for treating infected patients, while the World Health Organization called the outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times."
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.
Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.
Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.
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.
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.