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Gestational diabetes: 1 in 10 pregnant women

Every woman worries about weight gain during pregnancy. But for women who are obese before pregnancy or gain an excessive amount of weight while expecting, serious health risks can result for both mother and baby.

Tips every woman should take to her next checkup

For women today, a yearly check-up with your health care provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age.

YMCA offers diabetes screening, education

On Aug. 21, Dallas County Health and Human Services announced a grant award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials to partner with the YMCA to identify, screen and educate individuals at risk for diabetes.

Air quality regulations improved in Black communities

For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities – largely low-income communities of color – data on the level ...

Healthy Huddle: Football legends huddle to give back to their community

Even decades after his retirement as defensive end of the Dallas Cowboys, the accomplishments and personality of legendary Ed “Too Tall” Jones still gets football fans excited.

Mental health issues create problems for African Americans in city jails

Researchers have discovered some disturbing statistics about substance abuse and mental health in our criminal justice system.

Stress a key factor in mental health

Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body.

Merkerson issues health challenge

Eleven years ago, award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson received a diagnosis that would forever change her life – type 2 diabetes. After that moment she decided to make the necessary changes to take back her life through healthy eating, exercise, ...

Blacks suffer from shortage of organ donors

At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded with the smallest tasks, he knew something was wrong.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

Secretary Burwell announces steps to further strengthen HHS management team

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has named Leslie Dach to a newly created Senior Counselor position, to further strengthen the HHS leadership team and enhance the Department’s ability to deliver impact for the American people.

Addressing abuse of older Americans

Leaders in the fight against elder abuse announced on July 10 a framework for tackling the highest priority challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution, and called on all Americans to take a stand against the serious societal problem of ...

Tips to prevent food-borne illnesses in the summer

With summer comes fun in the sun, swimming in the lake, and picnics in the park. But while the kids are frolicking on the jungle gym, food-borne bacteria can be wreaking havoc with that special potato salad you made for ...

Teaching Health Centers receive $83.4 million to train providers

On Monday, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced that an award of $83.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support primary care residency programs would be provided to 60 Teaching Health Centers across the nation.

Concussions worse for Black youth

Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high school level, according to the federal government statistics.