Ragweed and fall allergies

Summer is ending; you’re heading into fall. But you’re still sneezing and sniffling all day and into the night. What’s going on?

Counseling Corner: How can you restore someone’s trust in you?

Anyone who has experienced a breach of trust knows the pain and confusion that can go into trying to restore that trust.

New drug approved by FDA to treat all forms of hepatitis C

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C in as little as eight weeks.

Baby boomers, hepatitis C

Most of us have seen the commercials on television stating that people born from 1945 to 1965 have the highest rate of hepatitis C, but most don’t know they’re infected. This is a very sobering fact from the Centers for ...

Counseling Corner: Your children and a world of bad news

Tragic happenings have always occurred, and in today’s world of 24-hour news channels and constant internet updates, most of us are bombarded regularly by disturbing news and upsetting events from around the world. Unfortunately, that increased awareness applies to our ...

HIV, criminal policies in Dallas

When many people discuss HIV, most do not consider possible factors that can lead to imprisonment. With Dallas having the highest rate of HIV infections in the state among 18- to 35-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

Reality of caring for a dying parent

There are two things that movies consistently get wrong: sex and death. Unfortunately, as a society, we spend far too much time thinking of sex and too little time devoted to death – especially of a parent.

Critical blood shortage prompts emergency call for donations

Every two seconds in the United States, blood is needed to respond to patient emergencies, including accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant procedures, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.

Counseling Corner: Facing the challenge of mid-life dating

Dating isn’t something just for young people. While dating is a chance for the parents of teens to worry, and a chance for twenty-somethings to find a serious relationship, today there’s a whole new age group, those 30 and over, ...

Warning signs of a heart attack

Predicting a heart attack before it happens can be difficult.

Counseling Corner: Tips for encouraging good behavior in your children

As parents, we all would like to have perfect, well-behaved offspring of whom we can always be proud.

The many layers of skin health

Summer is here, and having fun in the sun is no longer just a daydream. But for humans, exposure to the sun reminds us of how important the skin is, and the many health concerns associated with our skin.

Counseling Corner: What are your dreams trying to tell you?

When you wake up each morning, do you remember your dreams in vivid detail? Or do you rarely, if ever, recall a dream? Whichever the case, researchers tell us that we all do dream every night. In fact, they’ve found ...

Environmental racism persists

Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S.

Should vaccines be required?

Vaccination has long been a familiar, highly effective form of medicine and a triumph of public health.