Frisco, TX Health

Tampered IV bags raise questions over safety of medical products

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - The Texas Medical Board suspended a Richardson anesthesiologist's license after it was determined he could pose "a continuing threat to public welfare."Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr. has been under federal investigation in connection with tainted IV bags that may have caused the death of a colleague and caused complications in patients during routine surgeries. The I-Team sent several questions to our regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical associations to get answers about the safety and integrity of IV bags and the medicines which go in them prior to the bags moving into patients' rooms.THE FDA SAYS IV BAGS ARE NOT "TAMPER-PROOF"If...
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Pearle Vision offers eye care, prescription glasses, contact lenses in Frisco

Pearle Vision offers walk-in exams and digital retinal imaging as well as fittings for prescription glasses. (Courtesy Adobe Stock) Pearle Vision opened its second Frisco location Aug. 8 at 5999 Custer Road, Ste. 120, office manager Ruby Aguilar said. The eye care center offers walk-in exams, digital retinal imaging, contact lens fittings and fittings for prescription glasses, according to its website. Appointments can be scheduled with Pearle Vision on its website. 214-785-7156.

Colorful pills, dark reality: Rainbow fentanyl killing kids

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – It’s a sobering statistic every parent needs to hear: our children are now more likely to die from an opioid overdose than from a car crash, according to the National Safety Council. A new version of the deadliest opioid is already in North Texas...

Methodist Southlake’s emergency room quadruples in size with new expansion

Methodist Southlake's emergency room offers services in abdominal pain, chest pain, orthopedics, OB/GYN, infection, sutures and stabilization. (Courtesy Methodist Southlake Medical Center) The emergency room in Methodist Southlake Medical Center is now expanded by 5,000 square feet, according to a press release. The extension quadruples the size of the emergency...

Woven Health celebrates 30 years providing low-cost health care resources

Woven Health is celebrating 30 years of service, dedicating low-cost health care resources to more than 30,000 individuals in North Dallas. The clinic is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 1992 to provide free and low-cost health care services to people who live in Dallas, Carrollton, Coppell, Addison and Farmers Branch. At the start, the clinic was open one night a week and occasionally on the weekend and was operated by an all-volunteer medical staff. It was not until later on that the staff began to grow and a full-time operation was implemented in 2011.

The Journey Of A Brave Woman

As if on cue, a passerby stops the moment Marcela says the word “paralyzed.”. “Wait, you’re paralyzed? But you’re …” the stranger says, standing next to our table. What does he want to say? You’re too pretty? You’re too young? You’re too bright-sounding? You have legs? (Though one is definitely prosthetic.)

Here Is Where Dallas’ New State Psych Hospital Will Be

Dallas’ new state psychiatric hospital will be near the southwest corner of Harry Hines Boulevard and Medical District Drive, across the street from Children’s Medical Center and opposite Parkland Health. The state-run psychiatric facility will include 300 inpatient beds and is in the process of being designed. It...

Grayson County towns adding ambulance services

(KTEN) — The Grayson County towns of Howe and Tioga will soon offer 911 emergency paramedic services to their citizens. Starting October 1, the volunteer fire departments in those communities will have an ambulance in their station houses. "We have recently acquired a 911 EMS service that will be...

Survey: Dallas Patients Now Wait Three Weeks to See a Doctor

The average wait time for a patient to see a physician in Dallas is now 21 days, according to the 2022 Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times and Medicare and Medicaid Acceptance Rates study from AMN Healthcare and Merritt Hawkins. While waiting for three weeks may seem like a long...

Mosquito Spraying September 27-28

The City of Coppell received notification that confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV) in mosquito traps located in the 400 block of Woodhill. Dallas County Health and Human Services will conduct targeted spraying on Route 3 between 9 pm and 5 am on September 27 and Wednesday, September 28, weather permitting.