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Black History Month and Black health

Race is everywhere in medicine. Most health statistics are broken down by race. Despite a pervasive belief that race represents clear-cut and genetically distinct groups of people, there is no evidence that it is associated with any personality traits, skills ...

When it’s time to choose a nursing home for a parent

No one looks forward to moving into a nursing home or putting a loved one there.

Physician attributes decline in cancer deaths to screenings, behavior changes

At age 31, when Alisha Hill-McElroy felt a small lump “about the size of a pea” in one of her breasts in November 2015, she knew she had to act. Part of her urgency stemmed from her work as an ...

Five quick tips for managing diabetes

Living with diabetes is no laughing matter, but as many would say, laughter is often the best medicine.

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New year’s resolutions typically focus on reactive goals like losing weight or getting back into that workout routine. However, thinking about resolutions in a more proactive, long-term way can give you more motivation and the willpower to stick with it.

America’s addiction to sugar, carbs

There’s no doubt that Americans are addicted to sugar.

Report details national impact of Affordable Care Act

Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of national and state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans in the last six years.

Weight loss in the new year

The holidays are behind us, and now the work begins to make good on those resolutions to lose weight.

Grab your fast, go healthy this new year

Too much holiday cheer? Fatty foods, sweet treats, alcoholic drinks? Fear not. The new year is your chance to hit the reset button and go healthy. One way to do that is to try a fast.

How a repeal of the ACA will affect Blacks, health

Racism has historically had a significant, negative impact on the health care of Blacks and other people of color in the United States. The Affordable Care Act is truly the first time that African Americans have, collectively, had significant access ...

Latest sickle cell study points to new pain treatment

It is estimated that that sickle cell disease affects 100,000 Americans and occurs among approximately 1 out of every 365 Black or African American births and 1 out of every 16,300 Latino American births, according to the Centers for Disease ...

Ron J. Anderson Clinic to open on Parkland campus

For nearly three decades, Ron J. Anderson, MD was Parkland Health and Hospital System’s president and CEO and a champion of healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured in Dallas County. He was committed to improving the health of those in ...

Understanding holiday weight gain

Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated. Media stories often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And in surveys, people say they gain, on average, about 5 pounds this ...

Parkland physician talks turkey about cranberry juice and UTIs

Cranberries are a holiday favorite, popping up in everything from cocktails to coffee cakes and cookies. But for many, especially women prone to urinary tract infections, the tart juice of cranberries is thought to be more than just a refreshing ...

Bowel movement and weight loss

Bowel movements might not typically come up in adult conversation, but their overall nature provides an indication of how quickly your digestive system is working

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