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.
North Texas Hospital's New $6.5 Million Jet Is A Mobile ICUA 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.
Largest Texas Health Insurer: Technical Glitch Is Causing Deductible ProblemCBS 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.
"Speak Your Mind” Campaign Tackles Mental Health IssuesThe state is using new resources to help teens and young adults tackle mental health issues with its newly launched "Speak Your Mind” campaign.
Doctors: Fight Illness With "Fist-Bumps" Over HandshakesA 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.
Researchers: Hispanics May Have Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s DiseaseNorth Texas researchers say Mexican American Hispanics may have an increased risk of developing memory problems that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease — early.
Doctors Recommend Genetic Retesting For Breast CancerOver 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.
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.
JPS Hospital Activates 'Code Yellow' StatusA 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.
Experts Defend New Heart Attack Prevention AdviceHeart experts who wrote new guidelines for preventing heart attacks and strokes are defending a formula that some doctors say overestimates risk for certain groups.
The Future Of Medicine On Display In IrvingIrving based Novation the largest hospital supply contractor in the country is behind the expo which put the future of medicine on display.
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.
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.
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.
Texas May Put Elderly, Sickest Inmates In Nursing HomesTexas 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.