Counseling Corner: Reducing the stress of college applications

Yes, it’s college application season, which means lots of stress for many teens and their parents. But taking the time, early in the application process, to consider and address the many questions and issues related to applying to college can ...

Is it a cold or hay fever?

It’s a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever?

Study of 1 million people to end cookie-cutter health care

In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact – and to finally customize ways to ...

Counseling Corner: Tragic events can affect us all

When you read or hear about major tragedies, they may be impacting your own life beyond what you may realize.

DCHHS offers free flu vaccines

Dallas County Health and Human Services is now offering the seasonal flu vaccine for children and adults at no cost for all uninsured and low-income Dallas County residents.

Caffeine, your health

Around 90 percent of Americans consume caffeine every single day in one form or another.

Do memory problems always mean Alzheimer’s?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don’t ...

Diabetes rises to new high, communities take action

The prevalence of diabetes climbed to a new high of 11.6 percent last year, up from 10.6 percent in 2008, according to The Face of Diabetes in the United States, a new report by Gallup and Sharecare.

Counseling Corner: Moms and the stress of job hunting

The growing economy has been encouraging large numbers of women to face something potentially very scary – job hunting. It may be for financial reasons, because the children are all in school or have flown the nest, or simply because ...

Cold medicines for children: What are the risks?

The common cold season is here, and if you have children, you will likely feel their suffering from these annoying upper respiratory tract viral infections.

Suffering in silence: Blacks, mental illness

African Americans endure more intense and frequent mental and behavioral health issues than their counterparts, at least in part related to poverty and exposure to racism and discrimination, both of which disproportionally affect minorities.

Counseling Corner: Getting school mornings under control

In too many homes, the average school day morning can best be described as chaos. Parents shouting, homework missing, favorite clothes suddenly hiding and a hundred other calamities that add stress to the morning and too often mean rushing to ...

Holy smoke! The benefits of quitting smoking

Are you wondering why you’re still smoking cigarettes? You should be, unless you enjoy the taste of more than 7,000 harmful chemicals entering your body with each puff. And of those 7,000 chemicals, 69 of them are carcinogenic – meaning ...

Counseling Corner: Tips for surviving your child’s teenage years

School counselors are certainly incredibly busy people. But our advice is that it’s your job this school year to make sure they are even busier. We don’t mean creating busy work, but rather taking advantage of all your school counselors ...

Planned Parenthood, Black AIDS Institute expand HIV prevention services

Planned Parenthood will kick off a multi-phase pilot program to build and expand its comprehensive HIV prevention and education efforts. Gilead Sciences Inc, a research-based biopharmaceutical company, awarded a $900,000 grant to support and expand efforts of HIV prevention and ...