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Angelina Jolie and the promise of personalized medicine

Angelina Jolie. Photo courtesy of  CNNCarolyn Poirot Special to the Business PressSomeday in the not too distant future, people will know all their own...

Free Your Toes: From cancer care to retail, Vasques puts people first

Gail Bennison Special to the Business PressLife is all about being happy and making other people happy, says Dr. DeEtte Vasques, Fort Worth oncologist...

Texas mom dies, gives birth, then is revived — and they’re both fine

Ashley FantzCNN(CNN) -- Three-month-old Elayna Nigrelli has redefined what it means to be a miracle baby. She was born while her mother was technically...

After steady heckling, Perry meets with health care protesters

WILL WEISSERT,Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hecklers demanding that Texas expand the Medicaid program under the White House-backed health care law repeatedly interrupted a...

Fort Worth physician elected president of TMA

 At its annual meeting in San Antonio on Saturday, the Texas Medical Association elected Fort Worth physician Stephen Brotherton, M.D., as its 148th president....

Cataract clinic restoring sight, hope to those in need

Betty Dillard bdillard@bizpress.netSince its inception in 1992, Cornerstone Charitable Clinic, a part of the nonprofit organization Cornerstone Assistance Network, has provided quality medical care...

Vital Signs: Low-T is big business

“Gentlemen, restart your engines,” is fast becoming the motto of one of North Texas’ fastest growing businesses. And, it has nothing to do with...

Proton therapy treatment center breaks ground

Carolyn Poirot cpoirot@bizpress.netNorth Texas is getting a 220-ton cancer-fighting machine. The Texas Center for Proton Therapy will be the first cancer treatment facility in...

Michael Williams: The hospital of tomorrow

Carolyn Poirot cpoirot@bizpress.netHospitals all talk about patient-centered medical care, but Dr. Michael Williams says they have never really focused on patients, and that’s a...

Wellness breaks added at hotel

A. Lee Graham ReporterThe Omni Fort Worth Hotel has begun offering “wellness break” activities and special menus for groups and associations conducting meetings at...

Medicaid problems hinge of doctor, nurse pay

CHRIS TOMLINSON,Associated Press  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first question many doctors ask when new patients call for appointments is how they intend to pay....

Texas company abused mentally disabled workers, government says

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company profited from dozens of mentally disabled men working at a turkey processing plant in rural Iowa where...

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How it happened: Inside Biden’s search for a running mate

By JULIE PACE, DAVID EGGERT and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out.The Michigan governor had caught the interest...

What to Know: Budget time, COVID housing and ‘If I Had a Hammer’

Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in...

Fort Worth Council approves contract for COVID housing

The Fort Worth City Council approved a $9.3 million proposal to turn unused hotel space into permanent supportive housing for people impacted...

Court upholds murder sentence of ex-cop who shot Black teen

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and 15-year sentence of a white ex-police officer who fatally...