News

Thursday, January 18, 2018

In the Emergency Department on other business, Nellie Lowry took note of a patient’s belligerent behavior — not because it was loud but because she suspected it signaled something more.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Are cold temperatures hazardous for runners? As the mercury sank this week, KRLD News Radio’s Austin York wanted to know, and called on the Sports Medicine experts at JPS to help inform listeners.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

JPS providers are taking flu prevention and treatment to those who need it most, conducting roving flu clinics at homeless shelters, a church and other places convenient for people to access care — like a park in Fort Worth this Saturday.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Time to pull out the cowboy boots for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo — unless you’re an orthopedic surgeon, in which case there’s a good chance you’re already wearing them.

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Friday, January 12, 2018

JPS is standing up an outpatient flu clinic for people who come to John Peter Smith Hospital and don’t require emergency care, intended to relieve crowding and wait times in the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nurses, techs and clerks in the Emergency Department at JPS are giving up days off to make sure care is available for Tarrant County residents stricken hardest by the flu sweeping across North Texas.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

With flu cases mounting, the number of people seeking care in the Emergency Department at JPS reached nearly 400 on Monday, up from 321 on January 1 and well above the daily average during the previous three months.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

For most people, flu symptoms don’t warrant a trip to the emergency room, doctors said as the number of cases in North Texas continued to surge.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

If you doubt the importance of hand-washing, consider how often people touch their eyes, nose or mouth and also touch contaminated surfaces. National Institutes of Health research on the subject says people touch their faces an average of 3.6 times per hour, usually without realizing they did, and touch common objects almost as often, 3.3 times per hour.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Jan. 4, 2018 — Positive flu tests for January jumped from 51 to 76 on Thursday at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, overtaking in just four days the cumulative total for all of November.

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