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Everyone’s sick: How viruses are picking up speed in North Texas

WEBDallas County Health and Human Services reported 908 positive flu tests in the week ending Nov. 5, more than double the 414 positive flu tests from the week …

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One in eight U.S. adults have taken Ozempic or similar weight loss …

WEBA monthly supply of Ozempic costs almost $1,000 before discounts or rebates. More than half of people on the drugs with health insurance said insurance …

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Dallas County raises COVID-19 threat level to red, or ‘high risk of

WEBDallas County’s public health committee has raised the COVID-19 threat level to red, or “high risk of transmission,” in response to a spike in cases and …

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What you need to know about Tuesday’s HealthCare.gov open …

WEBOpen enrollment on HealthCare.gov begins on Tuesday. Last year, more than 1.84 million Texans signed up for coverage — by far the most since the Affordable …

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Texans are aging. Is the state ready to battle Alzheimer’s disease

WEBMore than 459,000 Texas seniors had Alzheimer’s in 2020, according to an Alzheimer’s Association report. Brain imaging center at the University of North Texas …

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Hispanic residents in Texas have poorer health than those in other

WEBBy Leah Waters. 5:00 AM on Apr 18, 2024 CDT. LISTEN. Hispanic Texans experience some of the most profound inequities in health care compared to Hispanic people living …

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More than 810,000 Texas children booted from Medicaid coverage

WEB8:00 AM on Nov 23, 2023 CST. At least 812,000 Texas children have lost health care coverage in the last seven months following the end of pandemic-era continuous …

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‘I was terrified of hospitals’: Addressing the Black maternal …

WEBBlack maternal health is in crisis. The United States has the highest maternal death rate among similarly developed countries, according to the Centers for Disease …

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Children’s Health, UT Southwestern receive $100 million donation …

WEB3:15 PM on May 15, 2024 CDT. Dallas’ new children’s hospital is getting a $100 million injection to go toward the $5 billion facility’s construction, Children’s Health and UT …

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Abortion funds fight on in Texas, opponents plan new fronts two …

WEBRev. Erika Ferguson still has the text message from three years ago saved on her phone. She’d been counseling a young girl who wasn’t sure whether she wanted …

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Supreme Court will take up state bans on gender-affirming care …

WEBArguments will take place in the fall. Last week, South Carolina became the 25th state to adopt a law restricting or banning gender-affirming medical care for …

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State doubles down on denying Cook Children’s Health Plan …

WEBThe state has once again denied Cook Children’s Health Plan’s bid to secure a major Medicaid contract, a decision the Fort Worth nonprofit health insurer …

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Kate Cox, D-FW woman who sued Texas to access abortion care, …

WEBKate Cox, of Dallas (center) stands before President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday …

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Shortage of Hispanic doctors creates serious barriers to medical …

WEBThe average cost of medical school is $218,792, or a yearly cost of $54,698, according to the Education Data Initiative, and that’s not including the cost of obtaining a bachelor’s …

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Steward Health Care steps into the spotlight, 3 years after quietly

WEBBy Grace Lieberman. 6:00 AM on Jul 25, 2021 CDT. Steward Health Care made the move to Dallas three years ago, without the typical fanfare that accompanies a …

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Inside the biggest developments in the Medical District area

WEBState officials broke ground on the Texas Behavioral Health Center at UT Southwestern in late 2022. Funded by the state of Texas, the more than $482 million …

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Dallas-based Steward Health Care files for bankruptcy, working on …

WEBDallas-based Steward Health Care System filed for bankruptcy early Monday as it’s finalizing a rescue loan with landlord Medical Properties Trust Inc.. The firm …

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Willie Nelson expected to return to Outlaw tour after health …

WEBThe Outlaw Music Festival Tour kicked off in Alpharetta, Ga., on Friday, but without Willie Nelson.. The 91-year-old country singer from Texas received doctor’s …

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Paxton drops inquiries into Seattle Children’s over gender …

WEB6:04 PM on Apr 22, 2024 CDT. LISTEN. Seattle Children’s Hospital will forgo its ability to do business in Texas as part of an agreement with the state’s Attorney General to stop …

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Walmart abruptly shuts down health clinics amid Texas expansion

WEB6:00 AM on Apr 30, 2024 CDT. Walmart is shutting down all of its health clinics — more than 50 — just as it was expanding into Texas. Three clinics opened in Houston earlier …

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Flower Mound home rehab facility to close following layoffs

WEBBy Marin Wolf. 8:21 AM on May 9, 2024 CDT. The Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Home Health in Flower Mound will permanently close next …

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Fewer Americans are uninsured. So why does Texas lag the nation

WEBUnfortunately, an estimated 5 million Texans, or 16.6%, are uninsured, a percentage more than twice the national average of 7.6% in 2023. That ranks Texas …

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Heat Advisory today

WEBHeat Advisory goes into effect today. Lifeguards Cora Bennett, 16 (left) and Tommie Thompson, 18 (right) work at the Senter Park Pool in Irving, Texas, shown …

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‘Beauty at any age’: 71-year-old woman makes history in Miss …

WEBA 71-year-old woman made history as the oldest contestant to compete in the Miss Texas USA pageant over the weekend.. Marissa Teijo, who is from El Paso, …

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