News

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

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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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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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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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Jan. 3, 2018 — Prescriptions for the flu medication Tamiflu quadrupled in December, consistent with a spike in flu cases across North Texas and much of the state. JPS pharmacies filled 156 prescriptions for Tamiflu in the final week of December, up from 34 the first week of the month.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Jan. 2, 2018 — The middle-aged man had been found down on the street, incoherent and incontinent, and was brought by police to the Psychiatric Emergency Center based on certain assumptions. On duty that day was Behavioral Health Specialist Elizabeth Wasonga, who was about to be reminded how dangerous assumptions can be.

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