Hospitals profit from exorbitant markups

Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures. And for 50 hospitals in particular, the mark-ups are as high as 12 times the amount it costs them to deliver those services.

Creating stronger paths for health, learning for children

From pregnancy and through childhood – entering the third grade – through Raising St. Louis, health, education and community support organizations are collaborating to give moms and their new babies a greater bond while boosting the child’s development. It launched ...

STEM majors awarded $25,000 per year for college

When Morgan Grayned opened the envelope from the Buick Achievers’ scholarship program and learned that she would receive $24,000 a year to attend college, she screamed and danced and ran around her house with the letter and posted it on ...

Cancer survivor is star of Avon walk

Kimberly Curtis has a story that may not be all that unfamiliar to many.

Seeking greater minorities’ awareness of Alzheimer’s

B. Smith, the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine in 1976, is reaching out to minorities who are battling Alzheimer’s disease.

Congressional leaders ‘Put on Purple’

On Friday, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined fellow Congressional Lupus Caucus Co-Chair Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to recognize Put on Purple day – a day for lupus awareness and education.

Blacks more comfortable discussing mental health

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related to drug and alcohol use.

Hope, help during a chronic illness

At 80 years old, Fort Worth resident Everett Winters still leads an active lifestyle of playing golf, enjoying tennis and spending time with his wife, Norma. Family and friends say it is hard to look at Winters today and recognize ...

ACA guidelines promote preventive health care services

U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued important guidance to insurance companies and consumers to help ensure that Americans have the coverage they are entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.

Anytime Smoothies: A food prescription for all day long

Whether you vowed to lose the weight – for the very last time, get your dream job, or harder yet, rear perfect, angelic geniuses – this year you’ll need energy to achieve all of your heart’s desires – and promises ...

Three reasons you should eat more like children

When parents prepare their children’s meals, good-for-you foods like veggies, whole grains and milk are usually on the menu. And while parents encourage healthy eating for their kids at mealtime, they don’t always eat the same foods themselves.

The New Parkland: Is bigger better?

“I like this big building …” exclaimed Selamawit Jibane as she stood outside the New Parkland Hospital acute care tower at 5200 Harry Hines Blvd. The Richland College nursing student was one of hundreds of people who attended the NPH ...

Blacks twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than White Americans to develop the disease. A ...

Snacking done right: Healthy options for children

What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help children grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities.

Heart health: Living smart

When it comes to recognizing and responding to the signs of a heart attack, early action can make the difference between life and death. But action even earlier to improve lifestyle and eating habits can make a big difference, too.