Excellence In Healthcare Part II: The Research, Wellness, Outreach Initiatives Shaping Dallas-Fort Worth

Last year, in introducing D CEO’s inaugural Excellence in Healthcare awards, we highlighted the economic impact of healthcare on North Texas. It’s a $52 billion industry that accounts for close to 600,000 jobs throughout the region. But it’s also a field whose benefits can’t be conveyed by just the numbers; it’s made up of men and women whose work often has life-or-death implications. This year’s Excellence in Healthcare program honors 15 finalists and winners in 10 categories, selected by the editors from more than 100 nominations. Head here for Part I.  Achievement in Medical Research: Dr. Ajay Goel, director of… Full Story

Why CEOs Neglect Their Health

A CEO’s lifestyle can conspire against a healthy existence. Business meals often consist of sumptuous high-fat, high-sodium entrees and generous amounts of alcohol. The diet can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Full Story

Texas Groups Applaud CVS’s Tobacco Decision

“Texas physicians are thrilled by CVS Caremark’s decision today to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores,” the TMA said. “We applaud CVS for taking such a bold and courageous step. We agree with CVS that preventing tobacco use will improve the health of Texans.” Full Story

As Clinics Close Across Texas, Anti-Abortion Centers Thrive

Texas’ controversial abortion law requiring physicians at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals has led to the closure of clinics statewide. But centers on the other side of the argument are booming, according to Al Jazeera America. Many staffers at these centers wear white coats and offer sonograms, but have no medical training. Crisis-pregnancy centers don’t have to comply with state or federal safety standards, and Texas’ health department does not inspect the clinics. Only California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York have rigorous regulatory requirements for medical clinics, AJA reports. In other states, a crisis-pregnancy center needs… Full Story