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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.

HHS efforts to accelerate health equity for the nation

On April 1, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health launched the annual observance of National Minority Health Month.

Fresh air is great if you can actually breathe it

About 1 in 12 people have asthma and the numbers are increasing every year – that’s 25 million people.

God’s got me: Suviving cancer with faith, courage

Stafon Harris-Jackson, creator of the CNJ Cancer Foundation, has known an excess of illness, pain and loss in her 47 years.

How to combat rising life insurance costs

For a good portion of Americans, life insurance is a critical component of financial planning. However, in recent months, many seniors have been hit with an unwelcome surprise as several insurers are raising the premiums on their life insurance policies.

DCHHS to hosts first Zika Virus Tabletop Exercise

Dallas County Health and Human Services hosted a Zika virus outbreak tabletop exercise for Dallas County municipalities, emergency managers and other response partners on Wednesday. DCHHS officials demonstrated and tested several capabilities necessary to respond to an outbreak. Attendees were ...

AIDS Walk South Dallas 2016 5K Walk/Run

In Dallas County, an estimated 19,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS, which represents a 39 percent increase over the past eight years. New cases of HIV/AIDS are being seen in the 13- to 18-year age-group, accounting for 3.9 percent of ...