The smart practices of SmartPractice

No investors. No venture capitalists. No “Fund Me” campaigns. It was “bootstrapping” with all the money taken from their savings account and money borrowed from the best man at their wedding. They started with little, but have built a massive ...

Staying hydrated: Why water is your workout buddy

If you think drinking water during a workout is just about keeping your mouth from drying out as you pant your way through each set, think again. In addition to keeping you comfortable, staying hydrated is a necessary aspect of ...

Update on West Nile virus in Dallas County

Dallas County Health and Human Services laboratory has confirmed several mosquito traps in Dallas County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The traps were collected from the 75115 ZIP code in DeSoto and the 75134 ZIP code in Lancaster. ...

The national strategy to fight HIV/AIDS

More than three decades after the United States began seeing the first cases of HIV, it has made enormous progress against a formidable illness, but there’s still work ahead.

On the 50th anniversary, Medicare and Medicaid still vital

As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched.

Farm-to-Table: Bring the freshness home

Wonderful food, worthy to be shared with family, begins with only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Bring the farm fresh flavor to any meal, any time of day.

Lupus disproportionately affects Black women

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease that impacts more than 1.5 million Americans. Characterized by intense fatigue, exhaustion, joint pain and memory problems, lupus is three times more common among the Black female ...

Abortion rights issue regains momentum

When she was five months pregnant, past the point where she could obtain a legal abortion, 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones of Albany, Georgia, ordered prescription abortion pills from a Canadian website. When Jones started feeling pain, she was rushed to the ...

‘Eat Mo Greens’ cultural festival

In an effort to encourage the African American community to eat healthier and live a more balanced lifestyle, Kwini Souleimane decided to host Dallas’ first Collard Green Cultural Festival to bring awareness to the health benefits of greens during a ...

Take advantage of low-cost preventive services

The National Coalition for Sexual Health, which consists of over 50 leading health and medical organizations, issued a call-to-action on June 24 to increase the uptake of essential preventive sexual health care services in the African American community in an ...

50 Hoops cancer awareness initiative

African American men are nearly 1.6 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than Caucasian men and 2.4 times more likely to die from the disease, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Due to this statistic, local residents ...

HIV testing events at select Walgreens

Illinois, and MENLO PARK, California – Saturday is National HIV Testing Day. Walgreens and Greater than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, have teamed up with more than 180 health departments and local AIDS ...

Miles for Smiles helps those in need of dental care

Students from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry have teamed up with community to host Miles for Smiles – a collaborative event to raise money for individuals who cannot afford much-needed dental care.

Hospitals profit from exorbitant markups

Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures. And for 50 hospitals in particular, the mark-ups are as high as 12 times the amount it costs them to deliver those services.

Creating stronger paths for health, learning for children

From pregnancy and through childhood – entering the third grade – through Raising St. Louis, health, education and community support organizations are collaborating to give moms and their new babies a greater bond while boosting the child’s development. It launched ...