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Counseling Corner: Helping your child reach a healthy weight

The percentage of children who are overweight, or even obese, is still very high. And while most parents are anxious to try and help their children get to a healthier weight, it can be a difficult task to accomplish.

Think About the Link: Hep C and cancer

At the age of 9, Emelda Thein left Burma with her family and ended up in a Thai refugee camp for 15 years before moving to the U.S. She shared her experience during the Think About the Link Campaign summit ...

Lupus and autoimmune diseases

Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then launched – an inflammatory response meant to vanquish the intruder. In reality, the immune ...

Counseling Corner: Who are professional counselors?

Too many people know only one aspect of the counseling profession and may be unaware of all that professional counselors have to offer

UTSW scientists find skin cells at the root of balding, gray hair

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that causes hair to turn gray – findings that could one day help identify possible treatments for balding and hair ...

Fatal fungus linked to deaths: What you need to know

Most women – and some men – are familiar with yeast infections. While they are no doubt an uncomfortable nuisance, they are rarely dangerous. Or at least we thought. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new ...

Listen to your symptoms: When to seek emergency care

At what point does a fever or stomachache become a medical emergency? If you are cut with a knife or have the worst headache you’ve ever had, should you seek emergency care?

Does taking vitamins affect your liver?

Are your daily vitamins making you sick?

Inequities in funding, research on Sickle Cell Disease

Remember a year ago when your friends were pouring buckets of ice-cold water over their heads in the name of science? In total, a whopping $220 million was raised from the challenge. It helped anywhere from 12,000 to 15,000 people ...

Counseling Corner

Depression is a serious health issue, yet often its warning signs are ignored.

Understanding blood clots

Up to 600,000 people in the United States are affected by venous thromboembolism each year, a disease that includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Gallbladder and gallstones

In the United States, about a million new cases are diagnosed each year, and some 800,000 operations are performed to treat gallstones, making gallstone disease the most common gastrointestinal disorder requiring hospitalization.

Health care in U.S. prisons

Health care is a huge issue for people in jail and prison.

Effects of the exposure to violence on youth

Violence among youths is an important public health problem.

Alzheimer’s Association offers online tools to empower people with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, announced March 16 new online resources to help those in the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias to live well. The Association’s new “LiveWell” ...