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 ...

‘Watch what you heat,’ cautions Parkland burn center staff

Annette Johnson knows all too well what it feels like to receive a call that her two youngest children have been burned in a kitchen accident and were on their way to Parkland Memorial Hospital’s Regional Burn Center.

Counseling Corner: Are you ready to help a friend?

Humans beings are just naturally social creatures, some of us more so than others. Most of us enjoy our interactions with others, sharing thoughts and happenings and learning from our friends.

Counseling Corner: Steps toward a mentally healthier you

It’s true that most of us don’t give our mental health much attention unless we’re facing a serious problem. That’s too bad, because in today’s complicated world most of us could stand to reduce our stress and worry, and to ...

Liver cancer, alcohol and what you should know

Primary liver cancer is a form of cancer that begins in the liver and is linked with excessive alcohol consumption. Liver cancer can be very serious, and unfortunately more people are dying from the disease.

The connection between stress and strokes

The idea of a stroke can be frightening because it comes without warning and can change your life forever. Unfortunately, nearly 800,000 people will experience a new or recurrent stroke every year, and stroke is a leading cause of disability ...