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Morning Rounds (10.23.12)

More DFW hospitals and clinics may have received tainted medicine from pharmaceutical distributor at heart of national meningitis outbreak. CHRISTUS Health has agreed to sell its share of Baptist St. Anthony’s in Amarillo. The University of Texas System has allocated $7.5 million to expand STEM research at UTA. Eighty-five percent of primary care physicians and oncologists use social media at least once a week to find new health information.
By Jessica Melton
Health Systems

Morning Rounds (09.11.12)

Four of the 10 med-tech startups selected to present at NTEC's MedVentures 2012 are from North Texas. Last year, presenting firms went on to raise a total of about $14 million. Dallas-based hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. has promoted Daniel Cancelmi to chief financial officer. The former senior vice president replaces Biggs Porter, who left Tenet in late March to join Irving-based global engineering firm Fluor Corp. Irving-based CHRISTUS Health has launched a free mobile app to provide 24/7 healthcare information, offering everything from first-aid tips to a symptom navigator. The American Heart Association reports that nearly 5 percent of pregnant women are prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, including some that aren't considered safe for mothers or their babies.
By Jessica Melton