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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks

Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer, homicides, HIV/AIDS, etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African Americans than high blood pressure.

CMS awards millions of dollars to help uninsured Texas children

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded $4,780,000 on Monday to five Texas organizations participating in an effort to get more eligible children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Parkinson’s: Ali’s toughest fight

Although you were aware Muhammad Ali had been living with Parkinson’s disease since 1984, chances are there’s a lot you still don’t know about it. Let’s correct that now.

Alzheimer’s: Answers for the baby boomer generation

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

The challenge of caring for aging loved ones

Each year, More than 42 million family caregivers care for aging parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, friends or other loved ones, according to data from the American Association of Retired Persons. In Texas, more than 3 million people are providing unpaid ...

PTSD: Collateral damage from the war zones

It has become trendy for media reports to compare neighborhoods plagued by gun violence to war zones. It’s time for us to take a “grownup” look at the violence that plagues all of our lives and our communities.

Sugar hits a sour note in some cities

We all know by now that Berkeley, California, became the first city in the United States to pass a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages – soda, sweetened teas, sugary juices and energy drinks.

Getting enough vitamin D? Milk can help

Many people know that sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D, but it can be difficult to get enough from sunshine alone during the winter months. This is especially true for those living in the northern United ...

Putting your health business in order

A seeming wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers.

Beyond ‘moody’ children, teens

Children who display anger, verbal agression and reoccurring temper tantrums are often labeled as children with behavioral issues, lacking in discipline or simply bad children. But a fairly new diagnosis, appearing for the first time in the DSM-5 published in ...

Recall of nationally distributed food products

Two major national recalls of natural food products have been issued recently due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes.

Time for focus on children’s health

Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age.

Live it up! tea time for women living with diabetes

The Belo Mansion Pavilion was filled with women in elegant hats the morning of April 16 for the ninth annual Texas Health Resources Live It Up! Health & Wellness Tea.

Fresh from Texas packaged fruit recalled due to potential contamination

Fresh from Texas of San Antonio is voluntarily recalling multiple products containing sliced red apples, which are identified on the Food and Drug Administration website, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,

Steam procedure used to shrink enlarged prostate

UT Southwestern Medical Center urologists are the first in North Texas to perform a new FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure that shrinks an enlarged prostate gland using steam.