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Texas cancer doctor convicted of poisoning lover
By Associated Press | September 27, 2014
A cancer researcher in Texas was convicted Friday of aggravated assault for poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.
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Texas says Truven not to blame for flawed data-warehouse bid
By Joseph Conn | September 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Texas health officials are emphasizing that their aborted contracting process for a state-funded healthcare database was not related to any legal or ethical lapse by the apparent winning bidder, Truven Health Analytics.
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Concerns over costs, ethics halt Texas database project
By Associated Press | September 24, 2014
Plans for a massive health database have been postponed again after Texas health officials cited cost concerns, as well as the possibility that the company that won the tentative contract was receiving inside information from a state negotiator.
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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs abortion-clinic law
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.
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700 babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas hospital
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.
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Lone Star tick bites cause red meat allergy in growing problem
By Modern Healthcare | September 20, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat. Doctors across the nation are seeing a surge of sudden meat allergies in people bitten by a certain kind of tick.
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Why one congressman wants to scrap Medicare's hospital appeals deal
By Bob Herman | September 19, 2014
The CMS has been pretty quiet about its Medicare appeals settlement for hospitals, and now a congressman wants the agency to retract the offer altogether.
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Longtime Parkland Health leader Dr. Ron Anderson dead at 68
By Beth Kutscher | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Ron Anderson, the longtime leader of Parkland Health & Hospital System who was remembered for his efforts to expand healthcare access to underserved communities, died Thursday from cancer. He was 68, the Dallas-based system said on its website.
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Reform Update: Using expansion dollars for health plans may be costly, GAO says
By Virgil Dickson | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Allowing states to use federal Medicaid expansion dollars to buy low-income adults private health plans on the federal insurance exchange may cost the federal government significantly more than if those states simply expanded their traditional Medicaid programs, the Government Accountability Office...
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Texas hospital campus rebounds from Hurricane Ike's blow
By Associated Press | September 06, 2014
The morning after Hurricane Ike crashed into Galveston Island six years ago, David Callender surveyed the sea of mud coating the 84-acre University of Texas Medical Branch campus.
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