Taking a holistic approach to self-care

While you aim to live a full, happy life, achieving it starts with protecting your most valuable asset: your health.

Parkland steps up diabetic foot care with launch of Happy ‘Healthy Feet’ initiative

Diabetes makes the feet vulnerable to foot problems that can develop into infections leading to amputation and disability. More than 35,000 patients of Parkland Health & Hospital System have diabetes that puts them at risk for a diabetic foot wound.

A champion, through the pain: Local student advocates stem cell, bone marrow donations

She felt powerless at times. Every morning, Genesis Jones wakes up knowing her days will be filled with pain. Jones, 20, has been fighting painful episodes since she could remember. A nursing student at Richland College, Jones has been battling ...

Beating the Odds: Two-time breast cancer survivor offers inspiring message

Nikia Hammonds-Blakely has been fighting like a champion her whole life. At 41 years old, she is a two-time, 25-year breast cancer survivor.

Know your HIV status – Get tested

Approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV. But not all of them know it. In fact, about 15% – or 1 in 7 – of them are not aware they have HIV. That’s approximately 165,000 ...

Camp CHAMPS encourages a healthy lifestyle, self-esteem

For most children in Dallas County, summer break is in full swing.

Study sheds new light on UTIs in postmenopausal women

A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women – several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls.

Counseling Corner: If it’s a teenager’s room, it’s messy, right?

Not every teenager’s room looks like a cyclone just hit, but many do. And while some teens certainly have inherited that neat gene, for many parents, their teen’s messy room is often the reason for lectures and arguments.

Political team leads bipartisan, bicameral coalition to bridge gap in minority health

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., along with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas-30, and Congressman J. Luis Correa, Calif.-46, are leading a bipartisan, bicameral coalition introducing a resolution to promote minority health awareness and to bring attention ...

Three ways to make your heart healthier

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States?

Spirit and Soul: A tribute to breast cancer survivors

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, second to skin cancer, accounting for 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in women, according to the American Cancer Society.

Counseling Corner: Working together for a healthy weight for your child

Childhood obesity is a major problem. While the increase in obesity rates has recently begun to slow, this means little if your own child is overweight. There are no easy cures, but there are ways you can address and help ...

Five warm weather weight loss blunders to avoid

Along with warm weather comes picnics, cookouts and other parties that can take a toll on one’s healthy lifestyle.

Why you’re never too old for vaccines

Children aren’t the only ones at risk from “childhood” diseases like mumps and measles, according to experts. Recent outbreaks reported nationwide and in Texas have turned the spotlight on the importance of childhood immunizations.

Congresswoman Johnson pushes for progress in STEM-related fields

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, reported ending last month with a “bang” for the health and science communities. On March 26, she co-sponsored sweeping new health care legislation that will lower ...