Why is this flu season so bad?

The flu is everywhere in the United States right now ... and it won’t be over any time soon.

Mini strokes can be a warning: a stroke may follow

Every two seconds someone has a stroke, and one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is the third leading cause of death worldwide, with over 6 million people dying from strokes each year. With an ...

Importance of the church in community health

“Much of the work of ... prevention must occur at the community level, where human relationships breathe life into public policy. American communities are also home to scores of faith-based and secular initiatives that help reduce risk factors and promote ...

Counseling Corner: Laughing your way to better health

There are many factors that can have negative effects on us, but sometimes it’s important to focus on those things that can actually improve the quality of our lives.

Importance of knowing your vital signs

Anytime you go to the doctor, typically the first things that he/she begins to measure are your vital signs.

Medicaid work requirement

Today, one of the hottest political topics across the country is the impending “Medicaid work requirement.”

Counseling Corner: Valentine’s Day – A good excuse to improve a relationship

You may be someone who loves Valentine’s Day, is totally indifferent to it, or hates what an over-commercialized holiday it is, but regardless, it’s still a good opportunity to think about the romantic relationships in which we’re involved.

Correctional health nurse residency is first of its kind

In 2006, when Dallas County Commissioners asked Parkland Health & Hospital System to take over the health care services for inmates in the Dallas County Jail, Parkland leaders saw an opportunity to create a state-of-the-art care model that could be ...

Childbirth is killing Black mothers

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has revealed she needed an emergency C-section and had multiple surgeries after giving birth to her daughter Alexis.

Managing high blood pressure during the holidays

Managing blood pressure can be difficult, especially during the holidays and winter months. A change in routine, family visits, traveling, illness, holiday menus and financial concerns can all conspire to derail your best efforts at keeping chronic conditions, like high ...

Chronic conditions more common in African Americans

Heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke are among the most common causes of illness, disability and death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These chronic conditions and the factors that lead to them ...

Officials: Patients at risk at Timberlawn psychiatric hospital

Federal officials have warned that patients at a Dallas psychiatric hospital are in “immediate jeopardy” two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Holiday depression, anxiety and stress

The holidays can be a joyful time, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family, but they can also bring two unwelcome guests: stress and depression.

Dallas gives birth to first baby from a uterus transplant

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States occurred in Dallas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave ...

Understanding Parkinson’s disease

Recently, civil rights leader, 76–year old Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., revealed that he has Parkinson’s disease.