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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” ...

Vaccines: The real risk vs. the real benefits

Most Americans today have no concept of the terror generated by polio throughout the first half of the 20th century. During epidemics, newspapers and magazines displayed adorable children struggling to walk in braces or entombed in iron lungs, but the ...

Republicans rushing to replace Obama’s health bill

House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, a package that would scale back the government’s role in health care and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

Dallas County sees rise in mumps cases

Dallas County Health and Human Services has reported 56 mumps cases in Dallas County since January

Love your heart: Making cardiorespiratory health a priority

Chances are your routine checkup involves height, weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, but if you’ve never had your cardiorespiratory fitness assessed, add that to the list, advised Dr. Benjamin Levine, a Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Director ...

Politics, Obamacare and health literacy

“And ain’t nobody fighting, ‘cause nobody knows what to save …” – Gil Scott-Heron, Winter in America

Why Blacks don’t trust doctors

Medical diseases are becoming more complex, research is getting better, and people are living longer. There has never been a time when patients need to trust their doctors more.