The homeless man identified only as Patient No. 5 was in a wheelchair, recovering from a suicide attempt and three broken bones when Parkland Memorial Hospital staff discharged him to a homeless shelter. He didn't want to go. "The patient stated he did not feel safe going to the shelter with three c ... More >>
That Texas redistricting trial that started up yesterday in federal court in San Antonio? Watch that one. It could be third side of the magic triangle that turns Texas blue. The trial is not about whether the tea-tinged Republican-dominated Texas Legislature gerrymandered the vote maps in 2011. Ask ... More >>
Dr. Nicolas Padron was a Dallas physician with a moderately successful practice, Padron Wellness Clinic. Located near the edge of White Rock Lake, the clinic must have been an idyllic setting to operate a drug distribution ring, at least until the feds showed up. Authorities say Padron was part of ... More >>
Future Texas Governor Greg Abbott hates nothing more than he hates abortions, Planned Parenthood and other women's-health-related things, leading the Texas Democratic Party to describe him as "public enemy number one for women in Texas." But now, in a major national fight pitting women's health adv ... More >>
It's April Fools Day, which means you are currently being bombarded with generally unfunny and unoriginal pranks and fake news stories. It's a day when it's wise to treat everything with a high degree of skepticism, from the Pokemon that have taken over Google Maps to the former co-worker's claim th ... More >>
David Moorman isn't old, at least not by any modern standard. The Fort Worth man is in his mid-50s, still nearly a decade away from reaching Medicare eligibility, still in command of all his faculties, and he still has several years of productive employment ahead of him. According to the federal go ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
The lawsuit Patricia Lawson filed Tuesday against Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas is a straightforward discrimination claim. Lawson, a 64-year-old surgical systems supervisor with two decades' experience at the hospital, says Presby fired her in October 2012 for being too old and a woma ... More >>
Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin followed a risky but well-trodden path to the Major Leagues. Like many Cuban ballplayers before him, he defected in 2010 while in Japan for the World University Baseball Championship. He made his way to the United States several months later and signed a lucrat ... More >>
After his father died in a nursing home operated by Healthsouth Corp., Howard Wright sued the company for medical malpractice and in January 2011 agreed to a $225,000 settlement. A good chunk of that, 36 percent, went to his lawyer, Tom Corea, and another $20,000 went to pay off a pair of liens, but ... More >>
What country is this? Have I been on some kind of horrendous toot, and did I sleep for a month, and did I wake up in the wrong country? All weekend long on my TV set I kept seeing Paul Ryan, the right-wing social Darwinist cheese-head, and they said he was a candidate for vice president of the Unite ... More >>
Texas lawmakers gave cities the power to regulate homes for the mentally ill -- but so far, Dallas hasn't used it.
Update, March 10: Federal Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced late Friday in Houston that federal funding to the WHP would be cut. She said the program will wind down over the next several months, and that the feds are considering funding Planned Parenthood directly. In r ... More >>
The Medicaid Women's Health Program provides some 130,000 Texas women with vital medical care: family planning, birth control, cancer screenings and annual exams. And for that, of course, it must die. That, at least, has long been the case as far as Republican lawmakers are concerned. And after last ... More >>
The man who see at right is Thomas C. Royer, M.D., who, for 12 years, was the man in charge of CHRISTUS Health, described on its website as "a Catholic health ministry." Not long ago he received the American Hospital Association's Distinguished Service Award, one among myriad high honors on a ré ... More >>
I've been on Rick Perry Watch for several weeks, working on a feature story about him. I think I'm going to be able to break the news that he's serious about running for president. Just kidding. I'll try to do better than that. But, man, everybody in American journalism is on this case. Just ... More >>
Are you listening, old people?
Jim SchutzeI guess grassroots just aren't what they used to be. Today an announced "grassroots" outpouring of support for embattled 30th District Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson amounted to a dozen preachers speaking to 20 human beings and 40 empty folding chairs in the Flag Room at City Hall ... More >>
Dr. Larry Gentilello, seen here in a 2005 UT Southwestern photo Three years ago, Dr. Larry Gentilello was chair of the Division of Burn, Trauma and Critical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. But, just like that, he was stripped of his position: Gentilello became aware of the fact trauma res ... More >>
Patrick MichelsDemonstrators on both sides of the debate shared space outside this morning's town hall meeting with Rep. Pete Sessions and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson.Update: Check out our slide show for more photos from the meeting and the protest.Walking up to the health care reform protest outs ... More >>
Texas leading workers comp insurer says we dont need courts and juries watching over them. Yeah, right.
John Cornyn doesn't need to sweat over Rick Noriega just yet
Some call Dr. Buch a troubled genius. His ex-patients and hospital bosses call him trouble.
...For many skilled immigrants, it's not here, it's home
Unfair Park has learned that the U.S. government is going after the Downtown Dallas Improvement District and its parent nonprofit, Dallas CBD Enterprises, claiming they owe the Internal Revenue Service $48,072.48 plus $24,036.24 in penalties. That's according to a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday, ... More >>
Last month, we mentioned that Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti Jr. had a doctor and two nurses arrested after it was alleged they killed four patients at a New Orleans hospital, Memorial Medical Center, during the hours after Hurricane Katrina hit the city exactly one year ago. Dr. Anna Po ... More >>
The second verse sounds the same as the first for Parcells' Cowboys
Changes to workers' comp law and city policy hit wounded police officers
Bahama Beach Club is Baja-crazy
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
A tax-protesting CEO enlists his employees in the cause
It's the money; Birth pains
Seeking help for depression, Martha Hurt turned to therapists. That's when her insanity truly began.
Mentally ill Texans used to go to hospitals. Now, increasing numbers of them go to prison instead.
Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?
U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins loves feeding his name to the papers. But what's he done that's news?
Private child support agency means more headaches for single mother
Dick Armey will eat his lunch.
Defense lawyers itch for a health-care fraud bonanza
Who's at fault for the national budget crisis? Who else?
Some day, someone's bound to notice that Clinton made government work better
Tarpley battles demons, boards--and Barney the dinosaur