• News

    May 1, 2014

    Women vs. Big Pharma in the Battle Over Trans-vaginal Mesh

    A simple procedure was supposed to help fix an embarrassing women's health problem. Instead it left women in pain -- and in a fight for their dignity.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Here Are Some Medical Procedures Texas Regulates Less Than Abortions

    Placing tough new rules on abortion clinics is just common sense, according to common sense fanatic Rick Perry. He says that House Bill 2--the new law requiring all abortions to be performed in surgical centers, by a doctor with admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles -- will ensure "that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    UT Southwestern Researcher Identifies Gene That Tricks the Body into Healing Like a Fetus

    Somewhere along the way, the purifying imperatives of evolution decided to dial back our bodies' ability to rapidly regenerate tissue. Nobody knows exactly why. It could be because cancer in mammals would grow like wildfire if it didn't. But this ancient property remains in fetuses and infants and d ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2013

    A Cat Fight Over Declawing

    A common surgery for pets becomes the next battleground for animal rights.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Dr. Christopher Duntsch, Plano Surgeon Suspended for Killing Patients, Gets Sued for Malpractice

    All things considered, Mary Efurd is one of the lucky ones. She walked into Dr. Christopher Duntsch's Texas Neurosurgery Institute in Plano on July 25, 2012 and emerged with her life. The same can't be said at least two of his former patients, who died after Dunstch botched their surgeries, accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Jason Roberts Needs Help Paying His Cancer Bills

    Last time we checked in, Oak Cliff urban pioneer Jason Roberts had an abdominal cavity filled with post-surgical fluid and was down to a single testicle, but he was otherwise upbeat after a successful battle with cancer. The cancer is still gone. The pile of medical bills, it seems, are not. Yeste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Senate Committee Approves New, Ridiculous Standards That Could Shut Down Most Abortion Clinics In Texas

    Texas' Senate Health and Human Services committee approved another measure late yesterday straight out of the anti-abortion playbook: a bill that would require all medical facilities that perform abortions to meet the standards of an "ambulatory surgical center." Opponents of the bill are calling it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Woman Claims Botched Tummy Tuck Left Her Eating Through a Hole in Her Stomach

    In 2009, Rolanda Dickerson went to Forest Park Medical Center for a tummy tuck. Instead, according to a lawsuit first reported by Courthouse News, Dr. John Alexander gave her a gastric bypass. That was a problem both because the procedure wasn't what she had agreed to and because Dickerson had rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    'The Most Corrupt Apple Store in America' is in NorthPark

    Gizmodo Wednesday had an anonymous tell-all from former employees of what it describes as "the most corrupt Apple store in America." Where might that store be, you ask? NorthPark. And how did the NorthPark Apple store earn such a notable distinction? Well, allegedly, according to some anonymous guy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Man Sues Dallas Doc, McKinney Hospital After Losing Testicle, Length of Colon Due to Allegedly Botched Hernia Surgery

    Pedro Hermenegildo didn't have insurance, so he paid Dr. Ricardo Rocha in cash to repair a hernia, a fairly routine, outpatient procedure. But according to a lawsuit filed against Rocha in a Dallas County district court last week, Hermenegildo lost much more than his hernial bulge. The surgery was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Dallas Doctor Tops State in Taxpayer-Funded Weight-Loss Surgeries

    Over the weekend, the Texas Tribune published one of those eye-opening, number-crunching reports the website has made its niche. This one is about weight-loss surgery, specifically weight-loss surgery that is paid for by taxpayers. This is a relatively new phenomenon, the Tribune notes. Medicare on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Pleasant Grove's Bret Egner Needs Your Help With Medical Expenses

    On Wednesday, Pleasant Grove singer-guitarist Bret Egner was involved in a bicycle accident near Red River in Austin, when he swerved to avoid two jaywalking pedestrians and hit the pavement. Sadly, the pedestrians he swerved to avoid didn't offer help. Egner went into surgery today to repair a sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Doc's Whistleblowing Results in Parkland, UT Southwestern Paying $1.4 Million to Feds

    Gentilello in a 2005 UT Southwestern photo​Amidst all the other things going on with Parkland at the moment, there remains one other Very Big Thing you've probably forgotten all about: Dr. Larry Gentilello's allegations that trauma residents at the county hospital were treating patients and perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    2011 Cowboys Camp Day 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. Was it just me and Fox 4's Mike Doocy, or was owner Jerry Jones choking up a bit yesterday when talking about the voyage that was lockout negotiations? "We took the boat out into a perfect storm and got the boat back home." The older he gets, the more sentimental and emotional Jerry get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Ron Springs: From Triumph to Tragedy

    RIP, Ron Springs​Ron Springs was pronounced dead yesterday. After dying on Oct. 12, 2007. I wrote about Springs' sad plight in a March 2010 Observer cover story. But you already knew his tale. Former Cowboys' running back who became a national poster boy -- along with Everson Walls -- for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Battle Between Parkland and Dallas News Rages On In Missive From Hospital CEO

    Ron Anderson​Last week, Dallas Morning News Deputy Managing Editor Maud Beelman penned a piece for Harvard's Nieman Watchdog in which she explained the paper's yearlong investigation into the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital -- two heretofore "sacred c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Nothing Stops a Dallas Maverick ...

    ... except maybe knee surgery. Or a mild knee sprain. Or a broken foot. But other than that, nothing.

  • News

    March 4, 2010
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    November 23, 2009

    Members of Section 8 Comedy Troupe Just Can't Seem to Stay Out of the Hospital

    Some of the many faces of Chris Rager​In January we told you about improv comedian Mark Orvik's protracted battle with a bizarre illness.The Section 8 Comedy Troupe co-founder finally got a clean bill of health this month after two years of pain and multiple surgeries. But the day doctors declared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Today In Music News: Eddie Van Halen Gets Surgery, Phish Gets Their Own Festival (Again) and Celine Dion Goes On Sale

    Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, July 24 2009... Eddie Van Halen is recovering from surgery on his left hand. "Eruption" just can't play itself ya know. Phish is staging a Halloween festival at the Indio polo grounds...y'know where they hold Coachella. Ever wanted to have you ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Eyesight to the Nearly Blind

    Megan FeldmanDr. Jeffrey Whitman performs a rare eye surgery on Adam Williamson, paralyzed in a 2006 dirt-bike accident.Not many people relish having to wear contacts or glasses, but for Adam Williamson, poor eyesight was more than a headache. The 25-year-old from Garland was paralyzed in a dirt bik ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    Wood Work

    Get nose to nose with Pinocchio

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Merle Haggard Back Home After Lung Surgery

    Despite being in his 70s, country music legend Merle Haggard has always seemed to make his way to Dallas a couple of times a year. And hopefully that trend will continue after Haggard recovers from lung surgery at his home in Bakersfield, California. A recent biopsy revealed that Haggard had non-s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2008

    Falsetto Bonanza

    Hear the collected William Finn

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008

    For The Ladies

    Absolutely Safe takes on chest games

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    Rangers' Announcer Tom Grieve to Undergo Prostate Surgery

    The Texas Rangers just announced that colorful color analyst Tom Grieve will undergo prostate surgery and miss 2-3 weeks of the team's TV broadcasts. They say these things are pretty common these days -- Mavs head coach Don Nelson and Rangers hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo come to mind -- but it's ... More >>

  • News

    April 10, 2008

    Dallas Has a Real-Life Dr. Gregory House in Dr. Richard Buch

    Some call Dr. Buch a troubled genius. His ex-patients and hospital bosses call him trouble.

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    You Say Can You C-Section?

    In May 2006, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about the rise in requested Caesarean sections amongst the area's "affluent, well-educated women." Turns out, according to the government, that was the year during which so-called maternal request Cesareans rose to an all-time high -- and the trend sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Law Briefs

    In random legal news... We just received word that five women who were treated at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas for anorexia and bulimia filed a lawsuit today in state district court in which the woman -- each a patient in Presbyterian's Eating Disorder Program -- claim "the hospital and doctors ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 22, 2007
  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Jump Off

    Saturday, February 17, at Absinthe Lounge

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Is There a Sturgeon in the House?

    Spent some time late last week speaking to N9NE Group founder Michael Morton (son of Arnie Morton, founder of Morton's The Steakhouse). We spoke of stainless steel, million-dollar kitchens and the Dallas efficacy of a N9NE Steakhouse in Victory Park, where cheap steak loots you 43 bucks and a cold-w ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2007

    Ask a Mexican!

    Uncomplementary colors

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Paging McDreamy

    Grey's Anatomy lies: Girl goes to the hospital, and all she gets is medical care

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    Gravity Kills

    Take a run in the buff

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Paging Dr. Hfuhruhurr

    The BrainSUITE at Presby looks like something from Dr. McCoy's sick bay on the U.S.S. Enterprise. Not that we've ever seen Star Trek. Get our your datebooks: Says here that on November 30 at 3 p.m., neurosurgeons at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas will perform--during a live webcast, no less--a brai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Re: T.O., O.D.

    Dallas Police Department spokesman Lt. Rick Watson just held a press conference in which he didn't deny a police report indicating Owens attempted suicide. Watson would only say that the information shouldn't have been leaked to the media. Citing federal privacy laws, Watson didn't take questions an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006
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    April 25, 2006

    Yuck This

    I have no idea whether or not this happened today, and from the sound of it, I don't wanna. To wit: "Today, attendees of the 15th Annual International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) Conference will be greeted by members of PETA holding a demonstration outside the Hilton Anatole, where IPEG wil ... More >>

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Blog

    D magazine's FrontBurner

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    The Next Breast Thing

    Build a better fake boob, and women will beat a path to your door, along with the occasional lawsuit

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Churrascaria

    Boi Na Braza

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Talk Show

    The Hardline/Dunham and Miller

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    With friends like that...

    Protesters dog UT Southwestern over canine vivisection

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    November 12, 1998
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    November 5, 1998

    Prime cut

    Religious circumciser Rabbi Michael Rovinsky is skilled, funny, and popular among both his Jewish and gentile clients. But is this mohel a brazen self-promoter who is maiming our children by doing God's work?