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HMFW, Smith and Bixler Featured in Area Newspapers

HMFW, Smith and Bixler Featured in Area Newspapers

Two years ago, Truman Duncan’s life was saved by Dr. David Smith, medical director of trauma at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, after he was cut in half by a train. On Oct. 3, his story was featured on the front page of the Star-Telegram and the front page of the Metro section in The Dallas Morning News.

Smith talked about how the team of nurses and physicians worked together to save his life. Dr. Glenn Bixler, rehabilitation physician on the medical staff at HMFW, talked about Duncan’s rehabilitation and his new journey to learn how to use prosthetics. The story also aired on KDFW-TV (Channel 4), WFAA-TV (Channel 8), KTVT-TV (Channel 11) and KDAF-TV (Ch. 33).

Harris Methodist Springwood Hospital on KDAF-TV

Dr. Syed Quadri, director of adolescent behavioral health at Harris Methodist Springwood Hospital, was interviewed for a story about cyber bullying. The story is expected to air during the KDAF-TV (Channel 33) 9 p.m. news on Oct. 3.

Two PHD Breast Cancer Experts on KRLD-AM

The second part of a KRLD-AM (1080) series on advances in breast cancer treatments featured two clinicians from Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas — Dr. Jaya Juturi, chief of oncology, and Dr. Kandice Kilbride, oncology breast surgeon. Juturi spoke about genetically-targeted chemotherapies that specifically target certain cancer cells with fewer side effects. Kilbride spoke about the option some patients have to undergo chemotherapy before breast surgery.

Springwood Physician Discusses Stress in Dallas Business Journal

Charles Herlihy, M.D., medical director of Harris Methodist Springwood Hospital, discussed tips on managing stress in this week's Dallas Business Journal.

PHW in The Winnsboro News,

Three employees and a medical staff member from Presbyterian Hospital of Winnsboro were recognized in The Winnsboro News and The stories recognized chief nurse executive Lisa Tarkington, R.N., and emergency room nurses Jennifer Cohen, R.N., B.S.N., and Janis Roach, R.N., as well as Dr. David Murley, who volunteered at a special needs Red Cross Shelter in Mineola to help evacuees of Hurricane Ike.

PHD Research Project on WFAA-TV

A study led by Dr. Craig Crandall, a researcher at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, is investigating which nerves are triggered by hormones in a hot flash. As a second part of the experiment, researchers are seeing if Botox (botulinum toxin), which is known to paralyze nerves responsible for wrinkles and also blocks the sweating response, could be a treatment for hot flashes. A story about the research appeared on WFAA-TV (Channel 8) and on


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