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PHD OB-GYN in The Dallas Morning News
12/31/2008

PHD OB-GYN in The Dallas Morning News

Dr. Jonathan Brough, an OB-GYN at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, was quoted in a front-page story in The Dallas Morning News about the increase in birth rates at the end of the year. Part of the increase is attributed to patients requesting induction for tax and insurance benefits. The story also appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle and on WFAA.com. Also, Dr. Liesl Smith, an OB-GYN at PHD, spoke to KRLD-AM (1080) and KXAS-TV (Channel 5) about the trend.

Record Number of Births at PHD

More than 6,150 babies were born at the Margot Perot Center at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in 2008 — a record for the hospital. Melissa Morton, nurse supervisor of the newborn and special care nurseries at PHD, spoke with KTVT-TV (Channel 11), KXAS-TV (Channel 5) and KRLD-AM (1080) about the record-setting year. WBAP-AM (820) radio also aired a story.

AMH Physician on KDAF-TV News

Travis Coates, M.D., emergency room physician at Arlington Memorial Hospital, discussed ways to prevent and treat New Year's Eve hangovers with KDAF-TV (Channel 33). In addition to keeping drinking in moderation, Dr. Coates emphasized the importance of staying hydrated with water and juice.

HMHEB Pediatrician in Fort Worth Child

Bruce Martin, M.D., pediatrician on the medical staff at Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, discussed the safety of over-the-counter medicines with Fort Worth Child in their January issue. Dr. Martin advised caution when using over-the-counter cold medicines, suggesting straight buckwheat honey as an alternate therapy.

HMHEB's Tongan Program Featured

Harris Methodist HEB Hospital partnered with the local Tongan community to provide primary care at the hospital's mobile clinic at the Tongan First United Methodist Church. Stephen Buksh, M.D., chief of internal medicine at HMHEB, volunteers his time, along with his 11-year-old son Ben, at the clinic. The Fort Worth Business Press featured the program in this week's issue. Dr. Buksh and Amy Hampton, MSPH, HMHEB community health coordinator, were quoted. Arlington Memorial Hospital L&D nurse Filieta Ofa, R.N., who is also Tongan and volunteers at the clinic, shared cultural insights about her community. KRLD-AM (1080) aired an interview with Dr. Buksh and Ben on Christmas Day.

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