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Texas Health Dallas in The Dallas Morning News

Texas Health Dallas in The Dallas Morning News

The Margot Perot Center for Women and Infants at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas was featured in The Dallas Morning News on March 25. The story, which includeed a prominent photo and appeared on the front of the Metro section, looked into a recent rise in birth rates in Dallas.

According to the story, by columnist James Ragland, more babies were born in Dallas in 2008 than at any time in the past 25 years. It was also a record year for births at the Margot Perot Center in 2008, and this year is off to an even higher pace, with as many as 6,500 births expected this year. The story also appeared on and

Texas Health HEB Physician in Star-Telegram

Gary Jones, M.D, pulmonary and critical care physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford was interviewed by the Star-Telegram for a March 26 story.

The story discussed a remarkable recovery of a 21-year-old athlete who suffered a heart attack after being hit in the chest during a softball game. Jones talked about the hypothermia therapy they used to save this man’s life, a therapy that is saving many lives each year.

The story also aired on the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C.

Texas Health Fort Worth Trauma Surgeon on KTVT-TV

We anticipate seeing a story on KTVT-TV (Channel 11) about a 31-year-old woman who survived a rare cardiac injury from blunt force trauma. Bill Witham, M.D., trauma surgeon at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, was interviewed for this story and talked about the small number of patients who survive a cardiac tamponade when combined with blunt force trauma.

Texas Health Fort Worth Medical Director on KDAF-TV

We anticipate seeing a story on KDAF-TV (Channel 33) at that features an interview with David Smith, M.D., medical director of the trauma program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Smith discussed the warning signs of a traumatic brain injury, and “Talk and Die” syndrome, as it relates to actress Natasha Richardson’s death. He also discussed warning signs of a severe head injury and made recommendations of when to see a doctor.

Texas Health Kaufman in The Kaufman Herald

The Kaufman Herald featured a story about the generous corporate sponsorship of Saturday’s Spring into Action 5K Fun Run and anniversary celebration at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman. Pat Jackson, community outreach representative, was quoted.

Texas Health Plano in Louisiana Medical News

A story in Louisiana Medical News about a patient who can walk again after being thrown from a horse and subsequently suffering a stroke mentions Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Rehab therapists at Texas Health Plano fitted the patient with an electronic stimulation device that allows her to lift her foot while walking.


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