Carrie Feibel

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Patients Demand The 'Right To Try' Experimental Drugs, But Costs Can Be Steep

Friday, March 03, 2017

Terminally ill patients want easier access to candidate medicines still in the earliest stages of testing. While 33 states have passed laws to enable that, ethicists also warn of big risks.


Can Doctors Learn To Perform Abortions Without Doing One?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Accredited medical residency programs have to teach doctors how to perform abortions. But interpretation of the requirement varies, especially in a state like Texas where training options are scarce.


Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The hostile climate surrounding abortion in Texas has made it hard for doctors in training to learn to do abortions. Professors feel intimidated, and there are fewer clinics where residents can train.


Mosquito Hunters Set Traps Across Houston, Search for Signs of Zika

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for disease threats.


In Houston, Pregnant Women And Their Doctors Weigh Risks Of Zika

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mosquitoes infected with Zika haven't turned up along the U.S. Gulf Coast yet, but could thrive in the region's sultry summer weather. Pregnant women and their doctors are already taking precautions.


Feds Hopeful Hispanics Will Respond As Open Enrollment Comes To A Close

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sunday January 31st is the deadline in most states to buy health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials are reaching out to those previously uninsured, with a focus on Hispanics.


Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Monday, November 02, 2015

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.


Kids With Ebola, Bird Flu Or TB? Texas Children's Hospital Will Be Ready

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A pediatric hospital in Houston is opening a new biocontainment wing — the first in the U.S. designed for children. Kids will even get dolls sporting mini versions of "spacesuits" doctors wear.


Supreme Court Reprieve Lets 10 Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open For Now

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Abortion providers and foes react to the Supreme Court's action that will allow 10 abortion clinics in Texas to remain open until a state law that would close them can be fully reviewed by the court.


Texas Defends A Woman's Right To Take Her Placenta Home

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Texas now explicitly allows the placenta to be taken home after giving birth in a hospital. It came about at the urging of people who feel consuming dried and encapsulated placenta helps new mothers.


Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Texas and Oklahoma are recovering from storms, with more bodies being discovered as floodwaters recede. In Houston, one of the most damaged areas, thousands are working on flooded homes and cars.


More Rain Expected As Massive Flooding Shuts Down Houston

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Parts of Houston have received nearly a foot of rain in the past day. The deluge has led to flooding, school and road closures, and many water rescues.


Doctors Make House Calls On Tablets Carried By Houston Firefighters

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Most calls to the Houston Fire Department are for health problems, not fires. All those medical calls strain the 911 system and make a career in firefighting seem more like a career in health care.


Texas Insurance Brokers Play Bigger Obamacare Role

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Despite an uneasy relationship to the health law, insurance brokers are touting their expertise and helping Texans sign up for Affordable Care Act insurance.


Texas Abortion Case May Hinge On Definition Of 'Undue Burden'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

A part of a Texas abortion law — one that requires that any clinic performing abortions meet stringent, hospital-like medical standards — is on trial this week in a U.S. appeals court.

The effect of the law has already been dramatic in Texas. Before it passed, a year and ...


Surprise Medical Bills: ER Is In Network, But Doctor Isn't

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

When Jennifer Hopper's husband was hit in the eye with a baseball, she rushed him to a hospital she knew was within their insurance plan. Then the ER doctor sent her an extra bill for more than $700.


Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.


Clinics Caught Up In Appeal Process Of Texas Abortion Law

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A legal battle over a tough abortion law in Texas reached the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The court ruled some clinics that provide abortion may reopen — even though they don't comply with the law.


Opponents Spar In Court Over Texas Clinics That Do Abortions

Friday, September 12, 2014

A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don't comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center.

A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday for more ...


Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

A federal judge in Austin struck down part of a Texas law that would have required all abortion clinics in the state to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. The regulation, which was set to go into effect Monday, would have shuttered about a dozen abortion clinics, leaving ...