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.

Mental Health and Dating in the Black Community

When The LAB, a local community think tank, created the forum “A Mental & Emotional Fitness Discussion on Dating in the Black Community,” founder Michael Guinn envisioned the meeting as an opportunity for citizens to cordially ask questions, voice concerns ...

ACA enrollment surges, momentum expected to last

The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act began Nov.1 and is scheduled to end Dec. 15 for those hoping to qualify for health care coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Prism Health North Texas opens new South Dallas clinic

Prism Health North Texas, the largest local nonprofit organization providing care to those living with HIV/AIDS in North Texas, has moved to a new South Dallas Clinic.

What to expect with the Affordable Care Act

Make no mistake, Obamacare, called the Affordable Care Act, is still the law of the land.

Don’t take chances, get a flu shot now

The flu is nothing to sneeze at.

Open enrollment begins despite efforts to repeal

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began Wednesday, and there are significant changes compared to previous years.

Taking expired medications

Is expired medication effective and safe to take? Do drugs really stop working after the date stamped on the bottle?

Counseling Corner: Taking action to get what you want from life

Have you ever found yourself thinking that your life just has not worked out as you once planned? Many of us realize at some point that our past optimistic visions have had to surrender to reality.

Trump ‘disrupts’ access to affordable health care

A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers.